Pediatric Cardiac MR Imaging:: Practical Preoperative Assessment

Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Pal Suranyi, Marwen Eid, Akos Varga-Szemes, Lewis Griffith, Gianluca Pontone, Uwe Joseph Schoepf, Carlo N. De Cecco

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Prevalence of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is rapidly increasing due to continuous advancements in diagnostic techniques and medical or surgical treatment approaches. Along with cardiac computed tomography angiography, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) serves as a fundamental imaging modality for pre-surgical planning in patients with CHD, as CMR allows for the evaluation of cardiac and great vessel anatomy, biventricular function, flow dynamics, and tissue characterization. This information is essential for risk-assessment and optimal timing of surgical interventions. This article discusses the current role of pediatric cardiac MR imaging as a practical preoperative assessment tool in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-262
Number of pages20
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2019


  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Cardiac shunts
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pre-surgical planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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