Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiac MRI plays a pivotal role in both anatomical and functional assessment of shunts, admixture lesions, transpositions, and the surgical correction of these lesions. This unit presents basic techniques for the evaluation of congenital heart disease. While sequence parameters described are meant to be as generic as possible, parameters are most appropriate for the Siemens 1.5 T Vision or Symphony, and may need to be altered for magnets of different field strengths and manufacturers.
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Figure A10.1.4 Horizontal long-axis black-blood image can be used to set up multiple short-axis cine sequences that can be used to provide information about left ventricular function. (RV, right ventricle; LV, left ventricle).
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This textbook is an excellent reference for the interpretation of all congenital heart imaging, going over the anatomy, physiology and embryology of each congenital heart defect in detail.
Provides an overview of multiple modalities and their uses in cardiac imaging, including cardiac MR.