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Advantages of CMR Imaging

Accurate assessment of chamber size and function is clinically important in many types of heart disease. Echocardiography is the most widely used modality, but like any tool, it has limitations. Advantages of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging include “beautiful images,” said Dipan Shah, M.D. with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. At Piedmont Heart’s iMAGINE 3-D Echo 360 Conference, he talks about how to perform cine CMR, how to generate volumes of ejection fraction, and comparing volumes by CMR to echo.