A multi-gated (MUGA) cardiac blood scan scan is a common study performed in patients who are receiving potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy.
acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
coronary artery disease (CAD)
evaluation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
cardiomyopathy / my...
Cardiac imaging planes are used to orientate imaging in cardiac MRI, and are reconstructed for cardiac CT. There are three main planes, which are centred on a line (using body imaging planes) from the cardiac apex to the middle of the mitral valve, that is the true long axis of the heart 1,2:
This article lists examples of normal imaging of the chest and surrounding structures, divided by modality.
PA adult male
example 2: with inverted windows
PA adult female
example 3: with labels
The Rapid ultrasound in shock (RUSH) protocol is a structured point-of-care ultrasound examination performed at the time of presentation of a shocked patient. It is a more detailed and longer exam than the FAST scan, with the aim to differentiate between hypovolemic, cardiogenic, obstructive and...
Triple-rule-out CT (TRO CT) angiography may be ordered in the setting of acute chest pain to examine the thoracic aorta and the coronary and pulmonary arteries. The protocol helps exclude life-threatening causes of acute chest pain, especially if atypical, or if alternative causes to acute coron...