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Standardized cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) protocols, society for cardiovascular magnetic resonance: board of trustees task force on standardized protocols

Christopher M Kramer1*, Jorg Barkhausen2, Scott D Flamm3, Raymond J Kim4 and Eike Nagel5

Author Affiliations

1 Departments of Medicine and Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

2 Clinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Lubeck, Germany

3 Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

4 Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

5 Division of Imaging Sciences, King's College, London, UK

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Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2008, 10:35  doi:10.1186/1532-429X-10-35

Published: 7 July 2008



1. General techniques

1.1. Stress and safety equipment

1.2. Left ventricular (LV) structure and function module

1.3. Right ventricular (RV) structure and function module

1.4. Gadolinium dosing module.

1.5. First pass perfusion

1.6. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)

2. Disease specific protocols

2.1. Ischemic heart disease

2.1.1. Acute myocardial infarction (MI)

2.1.2. Chronic ischemic heart disease and viability

2.1.3. Dobutamine stress

2.1.4. Adenosine stress perfusion

2.2. Angiography:

2.2.1. Peripheral magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

2.2.2. Thoracic MRA

2.2.3. Anomalous coronary arteries

2.2.4. Pulmonary vein evaluation

2.3. Other

2.3.1. Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

2.3.2. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

2.3.3. Congenital heart disease

2.3.4. Valvular heart disease

2.3.5. Pericardial disease

2.3.6. Masses