Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: Emerging techniques and applications

Chowdhary, Amrit, Garg, Pankaj ORCID:, Das, Arka, Nazir, Muhummad Sohaib and Plein, Sven (2021) Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: Emerging techniques and applications. Heart, 107 (9). pp. 697-704. ISSN 1355-6037

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This review gives examples of emerging cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques and applications that have the potential to transition from research to clinical application in the near future. Four-dimensional flow CMR (4D-flow CMR) allows time-resolved three-directional, three-dimensional (3D) velocity-encoded phase-contrast imaging for 3D visualisation and quantification of valvular or intracavity flow. Acquisition times of under 10 min are achievable for a whole heart multidirectional data set and commercial software packages are now available for data analysis, making 4D-flow CMR feasible for inclusion in clinical imaging protocols. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is based on the measurement of molecular water diffusion and uses contrasting behaviour in the presence and absence of boundaries to infer tissue structure. Cardiac DTI is capable of non-invasively phenotyping the 3D micro-Architecture within a few minutes, facilitating transition of the method to clinical protocols. Hybrid positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance (PET-MR) provides quantitative PET measures of biological and pathological processes of the heart combined with anatomical, morphological and functional CMR imaging. Cardiac PET-MR offers opportunities in ischaemic, inflammatory and infiltrative heart disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced cardiac imaging,cardiac imaging and diagnostics,cardiac magnetic resonance (cmr) imaging,positron emission tomographic (pet) imaging,cardiology and cardiovascular medicine ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2705
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Metabolic Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 00:44
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 02:54
DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315669

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