Advanced cardiac MR imaging of ischemic heart disease

Scott B. Reeder, Yiping P. Du, Joao A.C. Lima, David A. Bluemke

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Important advances in rapid magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technology and its application to cardiovascular imaging have been made during the past decade. High-field-strength clinical magnets, high-performance gradient hardware, and ultrafast pulse sequence technology are rapidly making the vision of a comprehensive "one-stop shop" cardiac MR imaging examination a reality. This examination is poised to have a significant effect on the management of coronary artery disease by means of assessment of wall motion with tagging and pharmacologic stress testing, evaluation of the coronary microvasculature with perfusion imaging, and direct visualization of the coronary arteries with MR coronary angiography. This article reviews current state-of-the-art pulse sequence technology and its application to the evaluation of ischemic heart disease by means of MR tagging with dobutamine stress testing, MR perfusion imaging, and MR coronary angiography. Cutting edge areas of research in coil design and exciting new areas of metabolic and oxygen level-dependent imaging are also explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1074
Number of pages28
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Coronary vessels, stenosis or obstruction, 54.76
  • Heart, MR, 51.1214
  • Heart, ischemia, 51.771
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), perfusion study, 51.12143
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), pulse sequences, 51.1214
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies, 51.12142

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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