Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

CARDIAC RADIOLOGY: SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133--136

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance for pericardial disease


Mark A Westwood, James C Moon 
 Department of Cardiology, The Heart Hospital, Part of University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London. W1G 8PH, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
James C Moon
Department of Cardiology, The Heart Hospital, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH.
United Kingdom

Diseases of the pericardium are an uncommon but important group of diseases in cardiology with several different pathologies. The current mainstay of cardiac imaging, echocardiography has some limitations in visualizing pericardial and mediastinal disease. Recent improvement in cardiac MRI allows new insight into imaging the pericardium and the pericardial space. This article describes different pathologies, including pericardial constriction, masses and congenital absence of the pericardium. CMR protocols and techniques are discussed including the use of different sequences, along with the use of contrast media and real time imaging for ventricular:ventricular interaction. The role of CMR is placed in context with other imaging modalities.


How to cite this article:
Westwood MA, Moon JC. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance for pericardial disease.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2007;17:133-136


How to cite this URL:
Westwood MA, Moon JC. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance for pericardial disease. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];17:133-136
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