Cardiac MRI Physics

  • Vivek Muthurangu
  • Steven Dymarkowski
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


This chapter addresses the use of MRI and to a lesser extent CT in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension. The basics of pulmonary hypertension will be addressed, including epidemiology and treatment strategies. Then different MRI techniques will be discussed in the context of their relevance to pulmonary hypertension. Finally the role of CT in pulmonary hypertension will be discussed. By the end of the chapter the reader should have a better understanding of how to use cross-sectional imaging in pulmonary hypertension.


Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Transverse Magnetization Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging Double Inversion Recovery Spatial Encode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardio-Respiratory UnitGreat Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, University Hospital LeuvenKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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