• M. G. Lentschig


In the evaluation and investigation of heart disease, reaching a specific diagnosis may require the use of varyious non-invasive and invasive diagnostic tests. Often, several of these diagnostic techniques are utilized and a final diagnosis is achieved by interpreting the combined results. Over the past 10 years, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been evolving as a method for investigating the heart. It is a noninvasive or minimally invasive method, with high tissue-contrast resolution that provides excellent anatomical information in any imaging plane. In addition, it may provide temporal resolution high enough to evaluate cardiovascular dynamics.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Congenital Heart Disease Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Constrictive Pericarditis Magnetic Resonance Image Protocol 
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