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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Oct;197(4):808-15. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.7231.

Cardiac imaging: Part 1, MR pulse sequences, imaging planes, and basic anatomy.

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  • 1Department of Imaging Science, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave, Rm 3-4330, Rochester, NY 14642, USA. ginatd01@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

MRI is a well-established modality for evaluating congenital and acquired cardiac diseases. This article reviews the latest pulse sequences used for cardiac MRI. In addition, the standard cardiac imaging planes and corresponding anatomy are described and illustrated.

CONCLUSION:

Familiarity with the basic pulse sequences, imaging planes, and anatomy pertaining to cardiac MRI is essential to formulate optimal protocols and interpretations.

PMID:
21940567
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