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Cardiovascular MRI: 150 Multiple-Choice Questions and by Peter G. Danias

By Peter G. Danias

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has turn into a necessary a part of noninvasive diagnostic cardiac imaging. a realistic advisor for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging presents a accomplished and reader-friendly academic device for physicians commencing to paintings with CMR and cardiology and radiology trainees getting ready for the Board certification exam. attractive to trainees, this article conveys instructing issues with a number of selection questions which are supported via concise reviews, delivering a whole rationalization of the proper resolution and pertinent updated bibliography. circumstances deal with a vast spectrum of medical difficulties, together with ischemic, valvular, myopathic, pericardial, aortic and congenital center diseases.

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2. In comparing CMR with other noninvasive imaging modalities, which of the following statements is correct? A. The exposure to ionizing radiation with CMR is more than with a single chest X-ray, but considerably less than that of a chest computed tomography (CT) scan B. The exposure to ionizing radiation with CMR is more than with a Tc-99 m myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) study, but considerably less than that of a TL-201 planar study C. Because of high spatial and temporal resolution, CMR is better than echocardiography for evaluation of small and highly mobile structures D.

AJR Am J Roentgenol, 1997;169(6):1735–1742. 25. Pujadas S, Reddy GP, Weber O, Tan C, Moore P, and Higgins CB. Phase contrast MR imaging to measure changes in collateral blood flow after stenting of recurrent aortic coarctation: initial experience. J Magn Reson Imaging, 2006;24(1):72–76. 26. Reant P, Lederlin M, Lafitte S, et al. Absolute assessment of aortic valve stenosis by planimetry using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, and cardiac catheterisation.

Accordingly, in this case, the left ventricular stroke volume is 160 − 60 = 100 mL, and the mitral regurgitant flow is 100 − 80 = 20 mL. , 20%. 3. A 36-year-old man is noted to have a new murmur. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a small highly mobile structure on the anterior mitral valve leaflet. The primary physician wants to refer this patient for a CMR scan. What would you advise the referring physician regarding the clinical usefulness of CMR for the suspected pathology? A. CMR has definite advantages for diagnosis of endocarditis and is superior to transesophageal echocardiography for this purpose B.

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