Cardiac MRI > Indications > Indications


The indications for cardiac MRI are ever expanding. At the moment they include:

1) Coronary artery disease

             A.  Assessment of global ventricular function and mass

             B.  Detection of CAD

                       i.  Regional LV function at rest and during dobutamine stress

                       ii.  Assessment of myocardial perfusion (adenosine stress)

                       iii.  Coronary MRA (anomalies)

             C.  Acute and chronic myocardial infarction

                       i.  Detection and assessment

                       ii.  Myocardial viability

2) Cardiomyopathies

             A.  Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

             B.  Dilated cardiomyopathy

             C.   Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

             D.  Restrictive cardiomyopathies

                       i.  Sarcoid

                       ii.  Amyloid

                       iii.  Eosinophilic

             E.  Myocarditis

3) Cardiac and pericardiac masses

             A.  Primary cardiac

             B.  Pericardiac (including pericardial)

             C.   Thrombus

4) Pericardial disease

             A.  Pericardial effusion

             B.  Constrictive pericarditis

5) Valvular heart disease

             A.  Quantification of regurgitation

6) Congenital heart disease (CHD)

             A.  Assessment of shunt size

             B.  Anomalous pulmonary venous return

             C.   Ebstein's anomaly

             D.   Pulmonary regurgitation

             E.  Atrial septal defect

7) Diseases of the aorta and great vessels

             A.  Aortic aneurysm

             B.  Aortic dissection

             C.  Intramural hematoma

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