First Experiences with the World’s First MAGNETOM Vida

This review focuses on 8 critical questions regarding gadolinium deposition in the brain and body, with the answers and discussion therein important for future regulatory decisions and clinical practice. [...]

Case Report: Clinical Usability of MyoMaps in Myocardial Infarction

These case reports show that current advances in T1 and T2 mapping and ECV quantification might have the potential to improve the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, refine myocardial risk stratification and guide patient personalized therapeutic strategies. View/Download [...]

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Teaching Network

The article introduces a novel teaching approach allowing time-effective teaching as well as an ongoing quality control. The aim is to enable CMR in all settings – hospitals of different sizes as well as in outpatient departments. [...]

Case Series: Utilization of the Pediatric 16 Coil for 1.5T and 3T Systems

In this article we share some of our experiences over the last few years with MR upgrades. [...]

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

This 70-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with acute onset of severe chest pain. No prior history of trauma. The pain started after a quarrel with her 45-year old daughter. The electrocardiogram did not reveal evidence of ischemic ST segment deviations. Creatinine kinase was of borderline value (10 U/L), but cardiac troponin T was elevated (2.15 µg/L). Coronary artery disease was ruled out by emergency coronary angiography. However, left ventricular angiography demonstrated apical ballooning with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. [...]

Definition and Clarification of TR in Modern Imaging, with Emphasis on Cardiac Applications

As MR has evolved, the definition of TR has become quite complex, particularly with gated sequences. This article begins with an introduction to TR, covering its definition in spin echo and multislice fast spin echo sequences, and subsequently discusses in depth its definition in the plethora of cardiac gated sequences employed in modern imaging. [...]

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

A 59 year-old man presents with long QT-syndrome and recurrent collapse. Neurologic assessment failed to reveal any abnormalities or pathologic findings. Ultrasound screening of the supraaortic arteries (including specifically the internal carotid and vertebral arteries) was unremarkable. [...]

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

32 year old male with a history of palpitations and a loud cardiac murmur. [...]

Moderate-sized ASD and a tiny septal VSD

This is a 16-year-old female with a known history of hypoplastic right ventricle, who was being evaluated for three episodes of dizziness on standing, each lasting 5-10 minutes. [...]

Compressed Sensing: A Great Opportunity to Shift the Paradigm of Cardiac MRI to Real-Time

Cardiac MRI is particularly well suited to benefit from a group of novel image reconstruction methods known as compressed sensing that promise to speed up data acquisition. This article provides a brief introduction to the topic. [...]