MR Guided Cardiac Catheterization

  • Vivek Muthurangu
  • Andrew M. Taylor
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


This chapter will address recent developments in MR guided cardiac catheterization and give the reader a better understanding of this novel technique. The rationale behind the development of MR guided cardiac catheterization will be explained with respect to improved anatomical information, increased physiological information and reduced x-ray exposure. In addition, the technical requirements and MR guided cardiac catheterisation will be discussed. Finally, animal and human studies using MR guided cardiac catheterisation will be discussed.


Cardiac Catheterization Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Guide Wire Structural Heart Disease Versus Loop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UCL Centre for Cardiovascular Imaging and Great Ormond Street Hospital for ChildrenLondonUK

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