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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.


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