Cardiac sarcoidosis evaluated with gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance and contrast-enhanced 64-slice computed tomography

Int J Cardiol. 2006 Sep 20;112(2):261-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.07.059. Epub 2005 Oct 28.


Sarcoidosis is a multi-system granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology with symptomatic cardiac involvement in up to 7% of patients. The clinical features of sarcoid heart disease include congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, and sudden death. We evaluated the value of contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography in delineating myocardial scar and granulomatous inflammation by comparing our findings with gadolinium magnetic resonance in a patient diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
  • Cardiomyopathies / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Gadolinium
  • Humans
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoidosis / drug therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*


  • Gadolinium