Cardiac tissue characterization

Last revised by Dr Joachim Feger on 22 Nov 2021

Cardiac tissue characterization is a term for an approach in cardiac imaging used for the evaluation of the myocardial tissue in respect to its inherent properties as opposed to cardiac function e.g. in cine or strain imaging.

In cardiac magnetic resonance imaging tissue characterization typically comprises the use of some of the following imaging techniques for the assessment of different myocardial tissue properties 1-4 and varies depending on the indication and the clinical question:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: myocarditis
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