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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial inflammation

Item Type:Review
Title:Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial inflammation
Creators Name:Wassmuth, R. and Schulz-Menger, J.
Abstract:Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can precisely quantify cardiac size and function, but moreover depict tissue changes that are associated with various forms of myocardial inflammation. Thereby, CMR can often detect myocardial inflammation before contractility is obviously impaired. Various CMR techniques to assess aspects of inflammation including T2-weighted imaging, and early- and late-contrast enhanced T1-weighted imaging, are reviewed regarding technical challenges and clinical usefulness. In this article we discuss the available evidence regarding clinical application of CMR in different forms of myocardial inflammation.
Keywords:Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Contrast, Edema, Inflammation, Myocarditis, Animals
Source:Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
ISSN:1477-9072
Publisher:Future Drugs Ltd. (U.K.)
Volume:9
Number:9
Page Range:1193-1201
Date:September 2011
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1586/erc.11.118
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