Differentiation of myocardial scar from potential pitfalls and artefacts in delayed enhancement MRI

E. B. Turkbey, M. S. Nacif, R. A. Noureldin, C. T. Sibley, S. Liu, J. A.C. Lima, D. A. Bluemke

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Abstract

Delayed enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) imaging is used increasingly to identify and quantify focal myocardial scar. Our objective is to describe factors used in the interpretation of DE-CMR images and to highlight potential pitfalls and artefacts that mimic myocardial scar. Inversion recovery gradient recalled echo sequence is commonly accepted as the standard of reference for DE-CMR. There are also alternative sequences that can be performed in a single breath-hold or with free breathing. Radiologists need to be aware of factors affecting image quality, and potential pitfalls and artefacts that may generate focal hyperintense areas that mimic myocardial scar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1145-e1154
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume85
Issue number1019
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Turkbey, E. B., Nacif, M. S., Noureldin, R. A., Sibley, C. T., Liu, S., Lima, J. A. C., & Bluemke, D. A. (2012). Differentiation of myocardial scar from potential pitfalls and artefacts in delayed enhancement MRI. British Journal of Radiology, 85(1019), e1145-e1154. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr/25893477