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Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Technical Innovations Leading Us to the Promised Land?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2653-2672
Number of pages20
JournalJACC. Cardiovascular imaging
Issue number12
Early online date13 Mar 2020
E-pub ahead of print13 Mar 2020
PublishedDec 2020

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Copyright © 2020 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Invasive X-ray angiography and coronary computed tomography angiography are established gold standards for coronary luminography. However, they expose patients to invasive complications, ionizing radiation, and iodinated contrast agents. Among a number of imaging modalities, coronary cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) angiography may be used in some cases as an alternative for the detection and monitoring of coronary arterial stenosis, with advantages including its versatility, excellent soft tissue characterization, and avoidance of ionizing radiation and iodinated contrast agents. In this review, we explore the recent advances in motion correction, image acceleration, and reconstruction technologies that are bringing coronary CMR angiography closer to widespread clinical implementation.

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