MR Imaging-Guided Cardiovascular Interventions in Young Children

Aphrodite Tzifa, Tobias Schaeffter, Reza Razavi

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Diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures in children have been largely replaced by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies. However, when invasive catheterization is required, MR imaging has a significant role to play, when combined with invasive pressure measurements. Beyond the established reduction to the radiation dose involved, solely MR image-guided or MR image-assisted catheterization procedures can accurately address clinical questions, such as estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance and cardiac output response to stress, without needing to perform laborious measurements that are prone to errors. This article describes MR image-guided or MR image-assisted cardiac catheterization procedures for diagnosis and intervention in children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117 - +
Number of pages12
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


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