head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2718
Published online: 03 October 2019

Review article

J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2718-2722;
Georgi Valchev1,2ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Ralitsa Popova3ORCID logo, Samar El Shemeri1,2ORCID logo, Yana Bocheva4,5ORCID logo, Nataliya Usheva6ORCID logo, Sonya Galcheva7,8, Violeta Iotova7,8ORCID logo, Yoto Yotov9,10ORCID logo,
1) Clinic of Diagnostic Imaging, UMHAT Sveta Marina, Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Radiology, Medical University,Varna, Bulgaria.
3) Department of Diagnostic Imaging, UMHAT Heart and Brain Center of Excellence, Pleven, Bulgaria.
4) Department of Clinical Laboratory, UMHAT Sveta Marina, Varna, Bulgaria.
5) Department of General Medicine and Clinical Laboratory, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
6) Department of Social Medicine and Organization of Healthcare, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.
7) First Paediatric Clinic with Intensive Care Department, UMHAT Sveta Marina, Varna, Bulgaria.
8) Department of Paediatrics, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria
9) Second Clinic of Cardiology, UMHAT Sveta Marina, Varna, Bulgaria.
10) First Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is a relatively novel method, which has recently vastly expanded its applications and usefulness. It is a non-ionizing method, with very few contraindications, allowing for characterization of the full spectrum of cardiac diseases. This is done by means of performing a multitude of specially-tailored pulse sequences, each of which images different aspects of morphology and pathology. When putting together all the data, acquired from the separate sequences, a skilled radiologist can provide a comprehensive and insightful interpretation to great clinical benefit. There are morphological, functional, quantitative, and contrast-based imaging sequences, but not all of them are performed on every patient – due to time constraints every imaging protocol is individually calibrated to suit the corresponding clinical query.

Keywords: Magnetic Resonance Tomography, Cardiac Imaging, Electromagnetic Pulse Sequences, Functional Imaging, Medical Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging,

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Please cite this article as: Valchev G, Popova R, El Shemeri S, Bocheva Y, Usheva N, Galcheva S, Iotova V, Yotov Y. Applications of Routine Cardiac MRI Pulse Sequences - A Contemporary Review. J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2718-2722. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2718

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Georgi Valchev, MD, PhD, UMHAT “Sveta Marina” Varna, Clinic of Diagnostic Imaging; 1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: georgi.valchev@mu-varna.bg

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Received: 30 January 2019
Published online: 03 October 2019

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