Cardiac MRI: A Preferred Method for Assessing Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct Burden

Florent Seguro De Carvalho, MD; Kanae Mukai, MD; Joshua Clayton, MD; Karen Ordovas, MD


Appl Radiol. 2017;46(11):21-29. 

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Abstract and Introduction


During the past 20 years, cardiac MRI (CMR) has earned growing acceptance as a modality for assessing myocardial ischemia, viability, and function. Accurately assessing ischemic risk and identifying hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease amenable to revascularization can be challenging tasks with non-invasive imaging modalities. Here, we aim to discuss how cardiac MRI achieves both with a single study without exposure to ionizing radiation.