Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be indicated in patients who have poor acoustic windows or in whom lesions are incompletely characterized by echocardiography. This unit presents a basic technique for evaluating cardiac masses, with optional contrast-enhanced sequences for specific indications. The parameters are based on experience on a Siemens 1.5 T Vision or Symphony and should be altered accordingly for different field strengths and machines from different manufacturers.
Figure A11.2.1 Left atrial myxoma. (A) Transverse T 1-weighted turbo spin echo and (B) transverse cine gradient echo show a large mass in the left atrium (M).
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