What are the limitations of MRI in the diagnosis of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Limitations to use of MRI include the need to gate the image acquisition. In addition, a high-quality MRI may need more than 250 regular heartbeats; thus, the examination may be limited in patients with arrhythmias.

Go to Imaging in Constrictive Pericarditis for complete information on this topic.


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