Cardiac imaging: MR or CT? Which to use when

  title={Cardiac imaging: MR or CT? Which to use when},
  author={Andrew Mayall Taylor},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
Over the last 5 years there has been a sea-change in the imaging pathways used to investigate patients with congenital heart disease. Prior to 2003 in our own institution, patients would undergo an echocardiogram (ECHO), and, if diagnostic, the appropriate management pathway would be followed. For example, a patient with a large ASD seen at ECHO would be referred for surgical closure of the septal defect. However, if ECHO was not able to resolve the diagnostic problem, cardiac catheterization… CONTINUE READING