Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging goes beyond anatomy

W. Ganz, A. Serafini, D. Lerner, J. Lisko, L. Lickstein, H. Kaplan, R. Gonzalez, S. Sahu, G. N. Sfakianakis

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides noninvasive functional information as well as a three-dimensional anatomic display of the cardiovascular system. MRI of protons, phosphorus, or sodium nuclei is currently being investigated to characterize cardiovascular pathology, and the potential benefits of paramagnetic contrast agents are becoming apparent. Finally, techniques to quantitate blood flow, vascular pressures, chamber volumes, ventricular ejection fractions, and cardiac output are being developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-503
Number of pages25
JournalCritical reviews in diagnostic imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995


  • adult heart disease
  • cardiac anatomy
  • cardiac function
  • cardiac metabolism
  • congenital heart disease
  • great vessel disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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