General Principles of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging



A basic understanding of the underlying principles of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and methods used to form images is important if one is to successfully apply this technique in clinical practice or research and interpret it correctly. This section will provide a brief overview of the fundamentals and some techniques in CMR imaging. For more information, the reader is referred to the references in this chapter or the larger textbooks on fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging as well as other chapters in this book [1].


Congenital Heart Disease Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Velocity Mapping Normal Myocardium Atrioventricular Valve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiology and RadiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyThe Childrens Hospital of PhiladelphiaBoulevard, PhiladelphiaUSA

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