Cardiovascular magnetic resonance: Diagnostic utility and specific considerations in the pediatric population

World J Clin Pediatr. 2016 Feb 8;5(1):1-15. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v5.i1.1.


Cardiovascular magnetic resonance is a non-invasive imaging modality which is emerging as important tool for the investigation and management of pediatric cardiovascular disease. In this review we describe the key technical and practical differences between scanning children and adults, and highlight some important considerations that must be taken into account for this patient population. Using case examples commonly seen in clinical practice, we discuss the important clinical applications of cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and briefly highlight key future developments in this field.

Keywords: Cardiology; Cardiovascular magnetic resonance; Diagnosis; Imaging; Pediatrics.

Publication types

  • Review