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New horizons for CMR 

New horizons for CMR
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New horizons for CMR
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10.1093/med/9780199549573.003.18
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction 460

Whole heart 4D cine CMR 460

Ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging 460

Non-contrast myocardial perfusion imaging 462

Myocardial oxygenation 462

Molecular imaging 462

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy 464

Dynamic nuclear polarization methods 464

CMR is the most versatile of all cardiovascular imaging techniques, and, as shown in this handbook, it can provide detailed information on cardiac anatomy, function, perfusion, tissue characteristics such as oedema and viability, and on almost all vascular territories, including vessel lumen, vessel wall, and blood flow. However, there are many additional capabilities of CMR that may well find their way into clinical practice in the coming years. Examples of these are given below....

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