Cardiac Magnetic Resonance T1-Mapping of the Myocardium: Technical Background and Clinical Relevance

Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Pal Suranyi, U Joseph Schoepf, Carlo N De Cecco, Aurelio Secinaro, Julian L Wichmann, Stephen R Fuller, Virginia W Lesslie, Akos Varga-Szemes

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Abstract

Myocardial T1-mapping has become feasible over the past decade as emerging technological magnetic resonance imaging advances enable increasingly rapid and reliable acquisition techniques. A variety of T1-mapping sequences are in development, with most allowing for the acquisition of a single-slice T1-map in a single breath-hold. The development of these protocols has spurred investigation into a wide range of potential clinical uses, including the characterization of cardiomyopathies. Although native T1-mapping provides superior tissue characterization, postcontrast T1-mapping is still indispensable for extracellular volume quantification. Ongoing and future studies should investigate the reliability, reproducibility, accuracy, and precision of available techniques and establish disease-specific reference values for T1-mapping-based parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2 2017

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Muscogiuri, G., Suranyi, P., Schoepf, U. J., De Cecco, C. N., Secinaro, A., Wichmann, J. L., Fuller, S. R., Lesslie, V. W., & Varga-Szemes, A. (2017). Cardiac Magnetic Resonance T1-Mapping of the Myocardium: Technical Background and Clinical Relevance. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 33(2), 71-80. https://doi.org/10.1097/RTI.0000000000000270