Cardiovascular magnetic resonance: Deeper insights through bioengineering

A. A. Young, J. L. Prince

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Heart disease is the main cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with coronary artery disease, diabetes, and obesity being major contributing factors. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can provide a wealth of quantitative ormation on the performance of the heart, without risk to the patient. Quantitative analyses of these data can substantially augment the diagnostic quality of CMR examinations and can lead to more effective characterization of disease and quantification of treatment benefit. This review provides an overview of the current state of the art in CMR with particular regard to the quantification of motion, both microscopic and macroscopic, and the application of bioengineering analysis for the evaluation of cardiac mechanics. We discuss the current clinical practice and the likely advances in the next 5-10 years, as well as the ways in which clinical examinations can be augmented by bioengineering analysis of strain, compliance, and stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-461
Number of pages29
JournalAnnual Review of Biomedical Engineering
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • biomechanics
  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • heart function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering


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