ACR practice guideline for the performance and interpretation of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

J Am Coll Radiol. 2006 Sep;3(9):665-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2006.06.007.


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an established imaging modality, recognized for its value in the assessment and monitoring of a wide range of cardiac pathology. It can provide physiologic as well as anatomic information. Image interpretation requires both well-developed MRI skills and knowledge of cardiac pathology. Radiologists, because of their extensive experience in MRI, have an important role in its application in the heart. The guidelines presented here are an educational tool designed to assist practitioners in providing the best possible patient care via the diagnostic methods of cardiac MRI. American College of Radiology requirements for physicians and personnel performing and interpreting cardiac MRI, which will become applicable by July 1, 2008, are also presented.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / standards*
  • Professional Competence / standards*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*
  • Radiology / standards*
  • Societies, Medical / standards
  • United States