The future of cardiovascular imaging and non-invasive diagnosis: A joint statement from the European Association of Echocardiography, the Working Groups on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Computers in Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology, of the European Society of Cardiology, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, and the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology

Alan G. Fraser, Peter T. Buser, Jeroen J. Bax, Willem R. Dassen, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jürg Schwitter, Juhani M. Knuuti, Martin Höher, Frank Bengel, András Szatmári

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Abstract

Advances in medical imaging now make it possible to investigate any patient with cardiovascular disease using multiple methods which vary widely in their technical requirements, benefits, limitations, and costs. The appropriate use of alternative tests requires their integration into joint clinical diagnostic services where experts in all methods collaborate. This statement summarizes the principles that should guide developments in cardiovascular diagnostic services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1750-1753
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean heart journal
Volume27
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Clinical services
  • Guidelines
  • Research
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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