Computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in pulmonary hypertension

Gerin R. Stevens, Nadia Fida, Javier Sanz

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Abstract

Recent advances in imaging technology have allowed for better temporal and spatial resolution in cardiovascular imaging. The idea of a "one-stop shop" for anatomical and functional cardiopulmonary and vascular assessment in patients with pulmonary hypertension is very appealing since diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic response can be measured. Modalities, such as computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), are better suited to image the right heart and associated structures in multiple projections allowing for three-dimensional data sets and image reconstruction. This review will focus on the use of CT and CMR in the assessment of the right ventricle and pulmonary structures as they relate to pulmonary vascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-171
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Hypertension
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pulmonary
  • Right ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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