Table.

Relative Strengths of Different Imaging Modalities

ModalityAccessibilityPatient FriendlinessAccuracyHemodynamicsRegional FunctionReproducibility
Echocardiography+++++++++
Nuclear++++/−+/−+
CT+++++
CMR+/−++++++++
  • ++, excellent; +, good; +/−, fair; −, poor. Modified from Marwick100 with permission of the publisher. Copyright © 2015, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc. CMR indicates cardiac magnetic resonance; and CT, computed tomography.