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Can J Cardiol. 2013 Mar;29(3):260-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.07.007. Epub 2012 Sep 23.

Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CanSCMR) recommendations for cardiovascular magnetic resonance image analysis and reporting.

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  • 1Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

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  • Can J Cardiol.2013 Mar;29(3):402.


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is a rapidly developing technology that is becoming increasingly important in the diagnostic assessment of heart disease. Recognizing the need for recommendations to optimize the use of this technique, the Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance developed a task force to generate recommendations on the clinical use of parameters acquired by CMR imaging and how they should be reported. This article is the consensus report generated by the task force. The online material of this report provides such parameters for all relevant clinical settings, including pediatric and congenital applications. It considers the current clinical role of CMR, general requirements for CMR imaging, components of CMR studies, quantitative CMR image analysis, and appropriate contents of CMR reports. The recommendations are based on previously published recommendations on analysis and reporting and are the first of their kind. It is hoped that the use of these recommendations to guide daily clinical routine will help institutions offering CMR to adhere to high standards of quality according to the present state of the art.

Copyright © 2013 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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