Echocardiography is a diagnostic method that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heartmuscle. It is a tool which can be used in early detection of heart deformities like in size, shape, and movement of the heart's valves and chambers as well as the flow of blood through the heart.
Echocardiography plays an important role in paediatrics, diagnosing patients with valvular heart disease and other congenital abnormalities. An emerging branch is foetal echocardiography, which involves echocardiography of an unborn foetus.
Cardiac Computed Tomography is a Scanning method which uses many X-Rays from the different angles to construct image of heart using computed scanner.
With the help of this technique cardiologist get high resolution scan of the heart in a certain time with 3-dimensional heart structure, valves, arteries, aorta and more.
It is used to evaluate cause of chest pain, to check heart arteries for artherosclerosis clot, to assess the heart valves, etc.
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of Scanning of your heart in which radio waves and magnets create images without anything you can see or feel going into your body. By this method, one can see the parts of your heart including chambers, valves and muscles with their working conditions. This method is also provides the motion of blood inside the heart.
The development of cardiac MRI is an active field of research and continues to see a rapid expansion of new and emerging techniques.