Noninvasive imaging of congenital cardiovascular defects: Radiologia Medica

P. Ciancarella, P. Ciliberti, T.P. Santangelo, F. Secchi, N. Stagnaro, A. Secinaro

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Advances in the treatment have drastically increased the survival rate of congenital heart disease (CHD) patients. Therefore, the prevalence of these patients is growing. Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of this population as a key component of patient care at all stages, especially in those patients who survived into adulthood. Over the last decades, noninvasive imaging techniques, such as cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac computed tomography (CCT), progressively increased their clinical relevance, reaching stronger levels of accuracy and indications in the clinical surveillance of CHD. The current review highlights the main technical aspects and clinical applications of CMR and CCT in the setting of congenital cardiovascular abnormalities, aiming to address a state-of-the-art guidance to every physician and cardiac imager not routinely involved in the field. © 2020, Italian Society of Medical Radiology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1185
Number of pages19
JournalRadiol. Med.
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Cardiac computed tomography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pediatric imaging
  • cardiac imaging
  • congenital heart malformation
  • diagnostic imaging
  • human
  • magnetic resonance angiography
  • nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  • procedures
  • x-ray computed tomography
  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


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