Expert Opinion: How and When to Perform Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Myocardial T1 Mapping

T1 mapping is a novel quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance imaging method that has the potential to contribute to the care of patients with myocardial diseases by facilitating early diagnosis, quantifying disease severity, and guiding appro- priate therapy. To date, however, the optimal methodology for this technique and the precise indications for its clinical use are still evolving. With these factors in mind, we asked leading experts in the field the following question: “What is the best approach for performing myocardial T1 mapping, and which clinical applications are most promising for this technique?”  

PMID: 24743857

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  1. This is a one page quick read! There are two papers that were also published this month that elaborate on this topic:

    Normal Diastolic and Systolic Myocardial T1 Values at 1.5-T MR Imaging: Correlations and Blood Normalization.
    Reiter U, Reiter G, Dorr K, Greiser A, Maderthaner R, Fuchsjäger M.
    Radiology. 2014. 271(2): 365-372.
    PMID: 24475837.

    Quantification of Myocardial Extracellular Volume Fraction with Cardiac MR Imaging for Early Detection of Left Ventricle Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis.
    Thuny F, Lovric D, Schnell F, Bergerot C, Ernande L, Cottin V, Derumeaux G, Croisille P.
    Radiology. 2014. 271(2): 373-380.
    PMID: 24475856.

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