Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease

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• Multiple contrast weighted imaging sequences (including bright- and black-blood techniques) are needed for accurate assessment of the luminal surface condition and plaque composition. • MRI is able to visualize…

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Plaque and Wall Assessment

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• Vascular magnetic resonance imaging is noninvasive, does not involve ionizing radiation, and can provide extensive coverage of large arteries with high accuracy and reproducibility. • As such, it can…

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Coronary Anomalies

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• Define the most common and clinically significant coronary anomalies. • Define common types of coronary fistulae. • Define which coronary anomalies are low versus high risk. • Outline the…

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Renal Arteries

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• Contrast-enhanced renal MRA is an accurate, noninvasive technique for detecting renal artery stenosis. • Phase contrast MRA techniques can be used to assess the hemodynamic significance of a stenosis….

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Diseases of the Aorta

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• Be familiar with the anatomy of the normal aorta and branch vessels • Appreciate that the comprehensive evaluation of the aorta includes examination of the heart for other comorbid…

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Delayed-Enhancement Magnetic Resonance

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• Delayed-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) can identify reversible myocardial dysfunction before coronary revascularization, predict improvement in contractile function in patients with reperfused acute myocardial infarction, and predict response to…

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Pericardial Disease

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• Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is ideally suited for imaging the pericardium because of its large field of view and ability to differentiate soft tissue based on fat and water…

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