Cardiac MRI: Recent progress and continued challenges

James P. Earls, Vincent B. Ho, Thomas K. Foo, Ernesto Castillo, Scott D. Flamm

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Cardiac MRI continues to develop and advance. MRI accurately depicts cardiac structure, function, perfusion, and myocardial viability with an overall capacity unmatched by any other single imaging modality. MRI is an accepted and widely utilized tool for cardiovascular research. Its clinical use has been limited, but is increasing because of its proven clinical efficacy, the proliferation of cardiac-capable MRI systems, and the development of improved pulse sequences. The following article reviews the landmark developments in this field, with an emphasis on recent progress in the evaluation of ischemic or acquired heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-127
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac morphology
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Coronary MR angiography
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Myocardial perfusion
  • Myocardial viability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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