MR Imaging of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy.
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging plays an important role in the distinction between ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. It does so principally by its excellent soft-tissue contrast and its ability to detect scar tissue. The distribution of scar tissue not only allows the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in a failing heart but also the type of nonischemic cardiomyopathy. The incorporation of CMR imaging early in the diagnostic cascade of a patient with heart failure of unknown cause can potentially avoid a cardiac catheterization.
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Jha, S., Goldberg, A., & Stellingworth, M. (2011). MR Imaging of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. PET clinics, 6(4), 475–487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpet.2011.09.003
Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging