University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000
Home
Make a Gift
What's New
 
HeartDatabase
 
Right Atrium
Right Ventricle
Pulmonary Trunk
Left Atrium
Left Ventricle
Aorta
Coronary Arteries
Cardiac Veins
External Images
CMR Images
Comparative Imaging
3D Modeling
 
Anatomy Tutorial
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Tutorial
Comparative Anatomy Tutorial
Conduction System Tutorial
Congenital Defects Tutorial
Coronary System Tutorial
Device Tutorial
Echocardiography Tutorial
Physiology Tutorial
 
Project Methodologies
Acknowledgements
References and Links
Atlas in the media
 
Surgery Department
Principal
 
 
 
CMR Tutorial
Introduction Principals Anatomical Assessment Functional Assessment Tissue Characterization Flow Characterization Anatomical Imaging Examples Functional Imaging Examples

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) allows the simultaneous visualization of both cardiac function and anatomy. Clinically, CMR can be employed to:

  • Quantify coronary blood flow in coronary artery disease
  • Accurately measure left and right ventricular volumes, ventricular wall thickness, mass, and diameters of the great vessels
  • Characterize myocardial viability
  • Quantify myocardial infarction size
  • Measure blood flow in the myocardium as well as the great vessels

CMR is considered the “gold” standard for noninvasively characterizing cardiac function and viability, having 3D capabilities and a high spatial resolution. This imaging modality has proven to be an invaluable tool in diagnosing complex cardiomyopthies.

scanner

Siemens Avanto 1.5T MRI Scanner