Appropriate use criteria for cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR): SIC-SIRM position paper part 1 (ischemic and congenital heart diseases, cardio-oncology, cardiac masses and heart transplant)

Radiol Med. 2021 Mar;126(3):365-379. doi: 10.1007/s11547-020-01332-6. Epub 2021 Feb 24.


Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as new mainstream technique for the evaluation of patients with cardiac diseases, providing unique information to support clinical decision-making. This document has been developed by a joined group of experts of the Italian Society of Cardiology and Italian society of Radiology and aims to produce an updated consensus statement about the current state of technology and clinical applications of CMR. The writing committee consisted of members and experts of both societies who worked jointly to develop a more integrated approach in the field of cardiac radiology. Part 1 of the document will cover ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, cardio-oncology, cardiac masses and heart transplant.

Keywords: Appropriate use criteria; Cardiac magnetic resonance; Cardiac masses; Cardiac transplant; Cardio-oncology and toxic cardiomyopathy; Cardiology; Congenital heart disease; Consensus document; Ischemic heart disease; Radiology.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques / standards*
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiotoxicity / diagnostic imaging
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Consensus*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Ischemia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Non-ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Postoperative Care
  • Prognosis
  • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Societies, Medical