In a relatively short span, technological developments in cardiovascular imaging have infiltrated every aspect of practice, with noticeable improvements in diagnosis and impact on patient management. All imaging technologies have undergone continual improvements since their inception to a point that imaging has become essential in both clinical practice and research. This article provides a glimpse into the future of cardiovascular imaging and highlights areas of imaging that still need improvement, with a view towards improving the practice of health care, where efficiency and value are becoming ever more dominant criteria throughout the continuum of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-45
Number of pages7
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 13 2015


  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Quality Improvement
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Severity of Illness Index


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