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J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Jun 13;15:51. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-15-51.

Guidelines and protocols for cardiovascular magnetic resonance in children and adults with congenital heart disease: SCMR expert consensus group on congenital heart disease.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München (German Heart Center Munich) of the Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany. fratz@dhm.mhn.de

Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has taken on an increasingly important role in the diagnostic evaluation and pre-procedural planning for patients with congenital heart disease. This article provides guidelines for the performance of CMR in children and adults with congenital heart disease. The first portion addresses preparation for the examination and safety issues, the second describes the primary techniques used in an examination, and the third provides disease-specific protocols. Variations in practice are highlighted and expert consensus recommendations are provided. Indications and appropriate use criteria for CMR examination are not specifically addressed.

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23763839
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PMCID:
PMC3686659
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