T2-weighted imaging with delayed gadolinium-contrast enhancement: improved assessment of myocardial infarction

November 6, 2009

Research data reveal that microvascular obstructions can cause new myocardial infarcts even after coronary reperfusion. A comprehensive cardiac MR exam that involves delayed enhancement and T2-weighted imaging could more accurately evaluate the extent of acute myocardial infarction. This is why radiologists from Tsu City’s Mie University Hospital in Japan, have incorporated this sequence into their everyday Cardiac MR protocol. For more information: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/display/article/113619/1484746

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