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Assessment of ventricular structure and function with multidetector CT and MRI.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18417004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Accurate, noninvasive assessment of ventricular function is fundamental to providing excellent care to patients with cardiovascular diseases. Three-dimensional imaging using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) permits the measurement of ventricular structure and function with such precision and accuracy that it now serves as the standard of reference for this purpose. Multidetector CT (MDCT) permits similar three-dimensional reconstruction and measurement of ventricular function. Available data indicate there is good agreement between MDCT and CMR measurements of ventricular function. Patients with cardiomyopathy and distorted ventricles stand to benefit the most from these techniques, particularly with the possibility of combined noninvasive angiography and systolic function assessment with MDCT.
Christopher T Sibley; Joao A C Lima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-17     Completed Date:  2008-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Blalock 524, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  physiopathology
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / instrumentation,  methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine / instrumentation
Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / instrumentation,  methods
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology
Ventricular Function, Left*

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