Early diagnosis of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity by cardiac MRI

Riccardo Cau, Pierpaolo Bassareo, Valeria Cherchi, Vitanio Palmisano, Jasjit S. Suri, Michele Porcu, Antonella Balestrieri, Gianluca Pontone, Luca Saba

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Survival rate in cancer patients has improved over the course of the years. In cancer survivors, cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of mortality and early detection and serial monitoring of cardiotoxicity are key factors towards the improvement of patients’ outcomes. This review article will provide an overview of the existing literature regarding the tools that MRI can offer in the early diagnosis of myocardial damage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109158
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiooncology
  • ECV
  • Myocardial strain
  • T1 mapping
  • T2 mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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