Interventional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: a new opportunity for image-guided interventions.


Journal Article (Review)

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) combines excellent soft-tissue contrast, multiplanar views, and dynamic imaging of cardiac function without ionizing radiation exposure. Interventional cardiovascular magnetic resonance (iCMR) leverages these features to enhance conventional interventional procedures or to enable novel ones. Although still awaiting clinical deployment, this young field has tremendous potential. We survey promising clinical applications for iCMR. Next, we discuss the technologies that allow CMR-guided interventions and, finally, what still needs to be done to bring them to the clinic.

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Cited Authors

  • Saikus, CE; Lederman, RJ

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1321 - 1331

PubMed ID

  • 19909937

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19909937

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1876-7591

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-878X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcmg.2009.09.002


  • eng