12 Aug 21. Featured Paper
Integrated cardiopulmonary MRI assessment of pulmonary hypertension
Laura C. Saunders, Paul J. C. Hughes, Samer Alabed, David J. Capener, Helen Marshall, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Edwin J. R. van Beek, David G. Kiely, Andrew J. Swift, Jim M. Wild
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a heterogeneous condition that can affect the lung parenchyma, pulmonary vasculature, & cardiac chambers.
MRI is able to comprehensively assess cardiac structure & function, as well as lung parenchymal, pulmonary vascular, & functional lung changes.
Therefore, MRI has the potential to provide an integrated functional & structural assessment of the cardiopulmonary system in a single exam.
This article reviews the current literature on cardiopulmonary MRI in PH, including cine MRI, black-blood imaging, late gadolinium enhancement, T1 mapping, myocardial strain analysis, contrast-enhanced perfusion imaging & contrast-enhanced MR angiography, & hyperpolarized gas functional lung imaging.
This article also highlights recent developments in this field & areas of interest for future research including cardiac MRI-based diagnostic models, machine learning in cardiac MRI, oxygen-enhanced 1H imaging, contrast-free 1H perfusion & ventilation imaging, contrast-free angiography & UTE imaging.
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