Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomographic Imaging in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

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Abstract

Right ventricular (RV) structure and functional alterations are important criteria for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) have emerged as robust tools to evaluate the RV in patients with suspected AC. The noninvasive nature of these investigations, multiplanar capability, and unique ability to provide tissue characterization are ideal for the assessment of AC. Both imaging modalities have the ability to provide direct evidence of fatty infiltration and structural alterations of the RV. This article discusses the current status, strengths, and limitations of MRI and cardiac CT in the evaluation of AC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-280
Number of pages12
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Diagnosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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