Delayed contrast-enhanced MRI: use in myocardial viability assessment and other cardiac pathology.

@article{Bogaert2005DelayedCM,
  title={Delayed contrast-enhanced MRI: use in myocardial viability assessment and other cardiac pathology.},
  author={Jan Bogaert and Steven Dymarkowski},
  journal={European radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 Suppl 2},
  pages={B52-8}
}
As in other organs, tissue characterization is important for many cardiac diseases. For example, in ischemic heart disease, differentiation between reversibly and irreversibly damaged myocardium in patients with a prior myocardial infarction is crucial in determining disease severity, functional recovery and patient outcome. With the recent advent of the… CONTINUE READING