Imaging modalities-magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography

Lasya Gaur, Cara Morin, Nicholas Morin, Philip Spevak

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The critical care provider when faced with complicated clinical problems often asks the imager, “Which test is best?" to which the imager should reply, “For what question?" With the multiple imaging modalities of echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, computed tomography, and cardiac catheterization, it can be confusing for the provider and can result in unnecessary or ineffective imaging. This chapter is organized to help the provider to understand better how to use imaging and to do so in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Heart Disease in Infants and Children
ISBN (Electronic)9781455707607
ISBN (Print)9781455751006
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Cardiac computed tomography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)
  • Imaging
  • Radiation
  • Spatial resolution
  • Temporal resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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