Contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Carlos S. Restrepo, Sina Tavakoli, Alejandro Marmol-Velez

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Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has significantly evolved in the past decade and is well established in the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). The evaluation of cardiac anatomy and contractility by high-resolution CMR can be improved by using intravenous administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents. Delayed enhancement CMR imaging has become the gold standard for quantification of myocardial viability in CAD. Contrast-enhanced CMR imaging may circumvent the need for endomyocardial biopsy or localize the involved regions, thereby improving the diagnostic yield of this invasive procedure. The application of contrast-enhanced CMR as an advanced imaging technique for ischemic and nonischemic diseases is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-760
Number of pages22
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
  • Coronary MR angiography
  • Delayed myocardial enhancement
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Myocardial viability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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