Controversies in cardiovascular MR imaging: reasons why imaging myocardial T2 has clinical and pathophysiologic value in acute myocardial infarction

Radiology. 2012 Oct;265(1):23-32. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12112491.

Abstract

Mounting evidence indicates that T2-weighted images can be used not only to measure the area at risk but also to refine our understanding of gadoliniumenhanced myocardium in the setting of acute myocardial infarction, as well as the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction in general.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cardiac-Gated Imaging Techniques / methods*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Myocardial Infarction / pathology*