Clinical recommendations of cardiac magnetic resonance, Part II: Inflammatory and congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies and cardiac tumors: A position paper of the working group 'Applicazioni della Risonanza Magnetica' of the Italian Society of Cardiology

Gianluca Pontone, Gianluca Di Bella, Castelletti Silvia, Viviana Maestrini, Pierluigi Festa, Lamia Ait-Ali, Pier Giorgio Masci, Lorenzo Monti, Gabriella Di Giovine, Manuel De Lazzari, Alberto Cipriani, Andrea I. Guaricci, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Alessia Pepe, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Giovanni D. Aquaro

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The current document was developed by the working group on the 'application of cardiac magnetic resonance' of the Italian Society of Cardiology to provide a perspective on the current state of technical advances and clinical cardiac magnetic resonance applications and to inform cardiologists how to implement their clinical and diagnostic pathway with the introduction of this technique in the clinical practice. Appropriateness criteria were defined using a score system: score 1-3 U inappropriate (test is not generally acceptable and is not a reasonable approach for the indication), score 4-6 U uncertain (test may be generally acceptable and may be a reasonable approach for the indication but more research and/or patient information is needed to classify the indication definitively) and score 7-9 U appropriate (test is generally acceptable and is a reasonable approach for the indication).
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)209-222
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Appropriateness criteria, Cardiac magnetic resonance, Cardiac tumor, Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, Pericarditis

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