Social Media is a rising influence in the global world of cardiovascular medicine, allowing
for a dynamic approach to physician education, research dissemination and collaborative discussion.
The visual nature of social media platforms, particularly Twitter, lends itself particularly
well to the tremendous advances and stunning visuals of cardiac imaging. The hashtag “#cardiotwitter”
provides around the clock, asynchronous, ubiquitous, free education. It allows connection
among cardiac imagers across the world to share ideas and discuss contemporary issues pertaining
to multimodality imaging. This review highlights the role of social media in advancing the practice
of cardiac imaging and provides guidance on gaining visibility in the social media imaging community.
Keywords: Twitter, social media, cardiotwitter, facebook, cardiac imaging, #whyCMR, #echofirst, #YesCCT.
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