Magnetic Resonance of the Heart

  • D. Pennell


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a developing field with enormous potential because of its major attributes of high image quality and resolution combined with non-ionising radiation and versatility. With recent major technological advances, there have been great improvements in acquisition speed and quality that makes the use of CMR in a wide range of cardiac conditions robust and valuable. This article reviews the fundamentals of CMR and its current clinical applications.


Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Late Gadolinium Enhancement Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Late Enhancement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Pennell
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance UnitRoyal Brompton HospitalLondonUK

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