A new study finds that although cardiovascular CT and MRI use has been increasing, they are still used far less than other types of cardiac imaging, reports Medical Dialogues

Both cardiovascular MRI and CT are used less frequently in comparison with other cardiovascular imaging modalities despite being increasingly available. James W. Goldfarb and Jonathan Weber from St Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Roslyn, NY, and colleagues aimed to assess the characteristics and trends of cardiovascular MRI and CT practitioners and practice in the US.

Even though cardiovascular CT and MRI exams are a small segment of heart imaging, radiologists need to be prepared to offer them, Dr. Andrew Bierhals of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis wrote in an accompanying editorial. 

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