|Sensitivity/specificity for LAA thrombi detection||92%–100%/98%–99%||96%/92%||67%/44%|
|Spatial resolution||0.2–0.5 mm||0.4 mm||1–2 mm|
|Temporal resolution||20–33 ms||70–105 ms||30–50 ms|
|3D volume rendering||Yes (with 3D)||Yes||Yes|
|Special considerations||Widely available, provides real-time assessment|
|Noninvasive, dynamic assessment of LA function|
Cannot be performed real-time during procedures
|Noninvasive, cannot be performed real-time during procedures|
Cannot be performed in patients with pacemakers
CMR = cardiac magnetic resonance; LA = left atrium; other abbreviations as in Table 3.
↵∗ Contrast may be used to enhance visualization of a thrombus in equivocal cases.