The two modern imaging methods (echocardiography and magnetic ¬resonance¬ imaging) enable a non-invasive, gentle examination of the heart. Diseases of the heart muscle, heart valves, congenital heart defects, and other conditions can be detected precisely. Echocardiography works with ultrasound waves, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields to create layered heart images.
During heart surgery and interventional cardiac procedures, echocardiography provides the heart surgeon and interventional cardiologist with important information about the initial situation before the operation or intervention and the progress made. It allows a reliable and comprehensive assessment of the result through both two and three-dimensional representations.