Myocardial Perfusion and Late Gadolinium Enhancement Imaging in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance to Assess Coronary Artery Disease

  • Andrew E. AraiEmail author
  • Li-Yueh Hsu
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a well established imaging modality for assessing patients with coronary artery disease. CMR images can provide high quality information about myocardial anatomy, function, perfusion, and viability. These are all critical elements in the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease. Perfusion and viability imaging by CMR most commonly depend on gadolinium contrast agents. This chapter aims to provide background in the methods, validations, and clinical utility of these methods.


Myocardial perfusion Myocardial infarction Myocardial fibrosis Ischemia, edema Late gadolinium enhancement Gadolinium 



This research was supported in part by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).


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  1. 1.National Institutes of HealthNational Heart, Lung and Blood InstituteBethesdaUSA

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