Visualization of a small ventricular septal defect at first-pass contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Francesco Secchi, Antonello Giardino, Salvatore Fabiano, Vlasta Fesslova, Francesco Sardanelli

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Abstract

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart disease that accounts for up to 40% of all congenital cardiac malformations. VSD is a connection between right and left ventricle, through the ventricular septum. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) help identify this entity. This case presents a 12-year-old male diagnosed with a small muscular apical VSD of 3 mm in diameter, at echocardiography. Cardiac MRI using first-pass perfusion sequence, combining the right plane of acquisition with a short bolus of contrast material, clearly confirmed the presence of VSD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number59
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • first-pass perfusion
  • ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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