Here at Preventative Diagnostic Center, we utilize a low-dose CT Scanner. We do not perform currently Ultrasound or MRI exams, however we're often asked about the differences between the procedures. Below is an overview of how these exams differ.
CT findings in the heart may contribute additional information to findings in the lungs, or may point to an entirely separate disease process. In either case, they are likely to aid the referring physician in appropriately treating the patient. It therefore behooves the conscientious radiologist to evaluate the heart and be able to recognize the more common abnormalities encountered on a routine chest CT.