MR of the heart

The main indications for cardiac MR are:

  • Evaluation of patients with suspected or confirmed heart failure. Cardiac MR is the gold standard for assessment of both left and right ventricular function and mass
  • Assessment of myocardial viability
  • Assessment of myocardial perfusion at rest and stress
  • Assessment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Asessement of valve disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac and peri cardiac masses
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Diseases of the thoracic aorta