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World J Radiol. Jul 28, 2014; 6(7): 486-492
Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i7.486
Table 2 Techniques used for detection of anticancer therapy cardiomiopathy
EchocardiographyNon-invasive Absence of adverse effects Analysis of systolic and diastolic function Tissue velocity imaging and strain imaging useful for early detection of subclinical alterationInter- and intra-observer variability Low sensitivity of EF assessment for early diagnosis
Magnetic resonance imagingAccurate heart anatomic description Absence of radiation exposure Accurate and reproducible EF assessment Cardiac innervation assessmentLimited availability High costs Not applicable in patients with metallic device Low information about its role in the early detection
Multiple-gated acquisition scintigraphyHigh sensitivity and specificity EF assessment No inter- and intra-observer variabilityLow sensitivity of EF for early diagnosis Less information about diastolic function Radiation exposure
Positron emission tomographyMyocardial metabolic and perfusion evaluationLimited availability