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.