Extracellular volume imaging by magnetic resonance imaging provides insights into overt and sub-clinical myocardial pathology.

@article{Ugander2012ExtracellularVI,
  title={Extracellular volume imaging by magnetic resonance imaging provides insights into overt and sub-clinical myocardial pathology.},
  author={Martin Ugander and Abiola J Oki and Li-yueh Hsu and Peter Kellman and Andreas Greiser and Anthony H. Aletras and Christopher T. Sibley and Marcus Y. Chen and W. Patricia Bandettini and Andrew E. Arai},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={1268-78}
}
AIMS Conventional late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance can detect myocardial infarction and some forms of non-ischaemic myocardial fibrosis. However, quantitative imaging of extracellular volume fraction (ECV) may be able to detect subtle abnormalities such as diffuse fibrosis or post-infarct remodelling of remote myocardium. The aims were (1) to measure ECV in myocardial infarction and non-ischaemic myocardial fibrosis, (2) to determine whether ECV varies with age, and… CONTINUE READING
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