Cardiac valve assessment with MR imaging and 64-section multi-detector row CT

Jens Vogel-Claussen, Harpreet Pannu, Philip J. Spevak, Elliot K. Fishman, David A. Bluemke

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A variety of noninvasive techniques are available to assess cardiac valve morphologic features and function, with echocardiography currently being the most widely used modality for this purpose. Technical advances in electrocardiographically gated multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging allow the noninvasive visualization of the cardiac valves. At present, 64-section multi-detector row CT and MR imaging are commonly being used for comprehensive examination of the heart. Information about the cardiac valves is routinely provided by MR imaging of cardiac function or coronary CT angiography. Thus, the interpreting physician may have additional information available that can aid in making the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1769-1784
Number of pages16
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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