Atlas of Practical Applications of Cardiovascular Magnetic by Guillem Pons-Llado, Francesco Carreras

By Guillem Pons-Llado, Francesco Carreras

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Grothues F, M o o n J C , Bellenger N G , Smith GS, Klein H U , PenneU DJ. Interstudy reproducibiUty of right ventricular volumes, fiinction, and mass with cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Am Heart J 2004; 147: 218-223. 6. Fieno DS, Jaffe W C , Simonetti O P , Judd R M , Finn JP. TrueFISP: assessment of accuracy for measurement of left ventricular mass in an animal model. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2002;15: 526-531. 16. Cottin Y, Touzery C, Guy F, Lalande A, Ressencourt O, R o y S, et al. M R imaging of the heart in patients after myocardial in&rction: effect of increasing intersection gap on measurements of left ventricular volume, ejection fraction, and wall thickness.

An end-diastolic (upper left panel) and end-systolic (upper right) frames of a short-axis slice of the LV are shown where, after a tracing of the endo- and epicardial contours, a dedicated software (MASS, Medical Imaging Solutions, Leiden, The Netherlands) presents, by means of a radial analysis, a series of curves (lower panel) corresponding, in this case, to the time course over a cardiac cycle of wall thickness in every one of 6 segments at that particular short-axis plane. Note that there is reduced wall thickening at the anterior (solid arrow) and at the inferoseptal (open arrow) segments, as seen on the corresponding curves below.

9 on CD), and a decrease in the myocardial signal intensity, determined as a ratio between myocardium and skeletal muscle, on SE T l w images, this being related to deposition of amyloid protein in the myocardium . C M R is useful, on the other hand, in the differential diagnosis between restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis. Although some degree of pericardial effusion may be present in R C M , secondary to congestive heart failure, the distinctive finding of a grossly thickened pericardium is highly suggestive of constriction"37 (see chapter on pericardial diseases).

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