Computed tomography (CT scan) technology uses X–rays and complex computers to create cross–sectional "slice" images of the body.
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of the heart and blood vessels inside the body.
Cardiac nuclear study is a painless exam that uses radioactive tracers to capture images of the heart and vascular system.
A chest X-ray is a black and white image of the chest area which shows the heart, lungs and bones of the rib cage.
Computed tomography angiography is an exam that uses a contrast (dye) that is placed into the blood stream so that vessels in the body can be seen when an internal image is taken.
Echocardiography, also known as an echocardiogram and echo test, is a painless test that uses sound waves, ultrasound, to produce images of your heart—showing its size, structure and motion.
An electrocardiogram, better known as an EKG, is a noninvasive diagnostic test that uses electrodes to record the electrical activity of the heart while active and at rest.
Holter monitoring—also known as ambulatory electrocardiography (EKG)—is a battery-operated, portable device that measures and records the heart’s electrical activity.
A stress test helps determine how the heart functions during exercise to diagnose coronary artery disease, heart-related conditions, and to examine the effectiveness of heart treatments.