OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Cardiac Imaging
Glossary of terms relating to transplantation in children
An anomalous coronary artery is a coronary artery that has an abnormality or malformation.
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart (tests & procedures)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Resting (tests & procedures)
A resting myocardial perfusion scan in a procedure in which nuclear radiology is used to assess blood flow to the heart muscle and determine what areas have decreases blood flow.
Detailed information on cardiac catheterization, including how is a cardiac catheterization performed and what happens after the test
Cardiac sarcoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that occurs in the heart.
Fluoroscopy Procedure (tests & procedures)
Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures—similar to an X-ray "movie."
Glossary of terms relating to cardiovascular disorders in children
Ultrafast Computed Tomography (Ultrafast CT Scan) (tests & procedures)
Ultrafast CT, or electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) can take multiple images of the heart within the time of a single heartbeat, and can detect very small amounts of calcium within the heart and the coronary arteries.
Glossary of terms relating to surgery in children
Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting and Exercise (tests & procedures)
During this procedure, a small amount of radioactive substance is injected into the vein. Its progress through the heart is then traced with a special camera to evaluate heart function. Doing this during rest and exercise assists the physician in comparing the differences in heart activity.