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- Received February 13, 2017
- Revision received March 28, 2017
- Accepted April 14, 2017
- Published online December 4, 2017.
- Jan Bogaert, MD, PhDa,∗ (, )
- Davide Curione, MDa,
- Pedro Morais, MScb,c,d,
- Manuel Barreiro-Perez, MDa,
- Sofie Tilborghs, MSce,
- Frederik Maes, PhDe and
- Tom Dresselaers, PhDa
- aDepartment of Imaging and Pathology, KU Leuven–University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
- bLab on Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven–University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
- cLife and Health Sciences Research Institute/Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics Research Group—Portugal Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal
- dInstituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
- eMedical Imaging Research Center, ESAT-PSI, Processing Speech and Images (PSI), Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Jan Bogaert, Department of Imaging and Pathology, KU Leuven – UZ Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
Acute myocardial infarction is a complex clinical condition that affects the myocardium in multiple ways. Cardiac magnetic resonance provides a range of noninvasive sequences that can optimally characterize jeopardized myocardium in acute coronary syndrome patients through both visual and quantitative (parametric) techniques, including nonenhanced (T2-weighted imaging, native T1-mapping, T2 and T2* mapping) and contrast-enhanced imaging (early and late gadolinium-enhanced imaging, post-gadolinium T1-mapping and calculation of extracellular volume) (Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4⇓⇓⇓⇓). These techniques identify myocardial edema and infarction, presence of microvascular obstruction and intramyocardial hemorrhage as well quantify myocardial and ventricular performance (Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4, Table 1). Correct use and interpretation of cardiac magnetic resonance images can provide a wealth of information for diagnosis and prognostication on in acute myocardial infarction (1,2). It should be noted relaxation times are dependent on the field strength and to some extent as well on the acquisition protocol used. All cases discussed were performed on a 1.5-T magnet.
Dr. Morais has received funding for his PhD scholarship (FCT—Fundacão para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal, for funding support through the Programa Operacional Capital Humano in the scope of the PhD grant SFRH/BD/95438/2013). All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received February 13, 2017.
- Revision received March 28, 2017.
- Accepted April 14, 2017.
- 2017 American College of Cardiology Foundation