Clinical Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques

  • Leon AxelEmail author
  • Madalina Alexandra Toms
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cardiovascular system uses the same physical principles as MRI of other organs and has the same potential advantages, such as excellent image resolution and contrast and flexible choice of imaging planes; however, it has the added complication of the motion associated with the cardiac and respiratory cycles. With suitable compensation for the physiologic motion, however, MRI can create a wide range of different kinds of images, which can provide information on many aspects of both structure and function of the cardiovascular system.


MRI Cardiovascular T1-weighted T2-weighted Gating Flow Cine Tagging Image planes MRA Contrast enhancement Late gadolinium enhancement Perfusion 



Adam Schwartz helped with the selection and preparation of images for the figures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical CenterDepartments of Radiology, Medicine, and Neuroscience and PhysiologyNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical CenterDepartment of RadiologyNew YorkUSA

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