Regional Myocardial Strain and Function: From Novel Techniques to Clinical Applications

  • Yuchi HanEmail author
  • Walter R. Witschey
  • Kevin Duffy
  • Victor A. Ferrari
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging has been the noninvasive method of choice for the evaluation of regional myocardial movement since myocardial tagging was invented almost 30 years ago. A number of developments and improvements on the technique have taken place to improve image resolution, quality, three-dimensional image acquisition, and scan duration. These techniques have also been applied in a variety of heart diseases spanning ischemic heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and other forms of nonischemic cardiomyopathy, pericardial diseases, valvular heart disease, right heart diseases, and congenital heart diseases. In recent years, feature tracking on cine images allowed generation of much greater amount of data on regional function of cardiac diseases. The clinical decision-making with integration of regional myocardial motion analyses is on the horizon.


Myocardial strain Tagging DENSE SENC Feature tracking Regional function Right ventricular function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuchi Han
    • 1
    Email author
  • Walter R. Witschey
    • 2
  • Kevin Duffy
    • 1
  • Victor A. Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Department of MedicinePerelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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