Since 2004 when the first edition of this textbook was published, there have been no ‘major’ leaps in the field on cardiovascular MRI. This is in contrast to the previous decade with for example the advent of the contrast-enhanced delayed/late enhancement imaging technique, which provided a paradigm shift in the assessment of cardiac diseases. However, over the last decade, cardiovascular MRI has matured and become an established rather than an emerging technique in many areas of cardiovascular imaging. To some extent this has shifted the focus from exploring the potential of MRI to unravel and understand cardiac diseases towards determining standardized protocols for cardiovascular MRI including structured reporting, defining appropriateness criteria, as well as recommendations for training and accreditation in the field. In this concluding chapter, these issues will be emphasized.
KeywordsCongenital Heart Disease Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Coronary Artery Stenos Appropriateness Criterion Cardiac Imaging Technique
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