Indications for CMR
CMR is a very versatile imaging modality. Here you'll learn when CMR is useful—and when it isn't.2 Lessons (7m 27s)
How to undertake a standard CMR study
In this chapter, you'll learn all the steps to performing a standard CMR study.
- How to undertake a standard CMR study intro
- Planning your CMR study: localisers
- Planning your CMR study: pilot views
- Obtaining cine CMR images of the heart
- The short-axis stack and left ventricular quantification
- The role of late gadolinium enhancement imaging
How to undertake a stress CMR study
Stress CMR tells us a lot about coronary artery disease. Learn how stress studies are performed.
- How to undertake a stress CMR study intro
- Preparing for an adenosine stress CMR study
- How to perform adenosine stress
- How to perform dobutamine stress
- Stress CMR and late gadolinium enhancement
How to assess flow
Flow CMR can be used to quantify valvular stenosis and regurgitation, shunts, and much more. In this chapter we'll show you how.3 Lessons (18m 31s)
Left ventricular size and function
CMR offers accurate and reproducible assessment of left ventricle size and function. Here you'll learn the key principles.
- Left ventricular size and function intro
- The fundamentals of left ventricular assessment
- The left ventricular short-axis stack
- Quantifying left ventricular function and mass
- Left ventricular dysfunction and infarction/fibrosis
Right ventricular size and function
The right ventricle is difficult to assess using echocardiography, but much easier with CMR. We'll show you how to quantify right ventricular size and function.
- Right ventricular size and function intro
- How to assess right ventricular size and function
- Quantifying right ventricular size and function
- Additional views and examples of pathology
Learn how to identify areas of myocardial infarction using CMR, how to assess myocardial viability, and how to look for post-infarct complications.
- Myocardial infarction intro
- How to assess myocardial infarction
- Myocardial viability and MI complications
Here we'll take a look at the assessment of myocardial ischemia using perfusion imaging and also regional wall motion abnormalities.3 Lessons (16m 27s)
Learn about the CMR assessment of dilated cardiomyopathy, and the clinical significance of mid-wall enhancement.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy intro
- How to assess dilated cardiomyopathy
- The importance of mid-wall enhancement in DCM
Cardiac amyloidosis has some characteristic features on CMR. In this chapter, we'll show you what these features are.2 Lessons (6m 16s)
Learn how CMR can help in the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and how it can provide information on myocardial fibrosis and hemodynamics.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy intro
- How to assess hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Assessing myocardial fibrosis and hemodynamics
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a fascinating condition. In this chapter, we'll show you which CMR features to look for.2 Lessons (5m 39s)
Left ventricular thrombus
Learn the most effective way to identify left ventricular thrombus using CMR.2 Lessons (8m 13s)
Myocarditis can be a challenging clinical diagnosis, but CMR makes things easier. Here you'll learn about the key features to look for.2 Lessons (9m 10s)
CMR can tell us a lot about pericardial effusions, pericardial constriction, pericardial cysts, and much more.2 Lessons (9m 18s)
Aortic valve morphology
The excellent image quality of CMR makes it ideal for studying bicuspid aortic valves. Here we'll learn how to examine aortic valve morphology using CMR.
- Aortic valve morphology intro
- How to assess aortic valve morphology
- Examples of abnormal aortic valve morphology
Learn how to assess the etiology and severity of aortic stenosis using CMR, and also how to assess the consequences for the aorta and left ventricle.
- Aortic stenosis intro
- How to assess aortic stenosis
- Quantification of aortic stenosis
- Assessment of the aorta and left ventricle
CMR permits the direct quantification of aortic regurgitant volume. Here, we'll show you how this is done.3 Lessons (11m 42s)
Aortic valve surgery
CMR can be used in the assessment of patients who have undergone aortic valve surgery. Learn what to look for in this chapter.2 Lessons (7m 16s)
In this chapter we'll show you how to quantify mitral regurgitation severity and the consequences on the left ventricle.2 Lessons (6m 48s)
Mitral valve surgery
CMR can be performed after mitral valve repair and replacement to assess any residual or recurrent problems. Learn how in this chapter.2 Lessons (8m 04s)
The tricuspid valve
CMR can be used to assess the right-sided heart valves. We'll take a look at the tricuspid valve.2 Lessons (9m 56s)
The pulmonary valve
Learn how to assess pulmonary valve disease.3 Lessons (10m 24s)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
Learn about the CMR criteria for a diagnosis of ARVC and take a look at some examples.
- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy intro
- An introduction to assessing ARVC
- Examples of CMR imaging in ARVC
Atrial septal defect
Learn how to assess atrial septal defects and how to quantify shunts.
- Atrial septal defect intro
- How to assess atrial septal defect
- Shunt quantification and additional features
Ventricular septal defect
CMR can show us the anatomy of ventricular septal defects and also allows us to quantify shunts and to assess the consequences for the ventricles.2 Lessons (6m 13s)
Learn how CMR can help you assess pulmonary hypertension.2 Lessons (7m 06s)
In this chapter you'll learn about the key features of aortic coarctation on CMR.2 Lessons (7m 27s)
Like any imaging modality, CMR can reveal unexpected abnormalities. We'll take a look at some examples and how to recognise them.2 Lessons (6m 49s)