Modern advances in cardiovascular imaging: Cardiac computed tomography and cardiovascular MRI in pericardial disease

Chad W. Mcree, Patricia Mergo, Pragnesh Parikh, Amy Pollak, Brian P. Shapiro

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The pericardium is characterized by a two-layer sac that surrounds the heart and provides an enclosed, lubricated space. Diseases of the pericardium may occur due to active inflammation, scar, calcification or effusion. While clinical, ECG and hemodynamic evaluation have been the established methods for the diagnosis of pericardial disease, advances in cardiac computed tomography and cardiovascular MRI provide complementary tools for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-779
Number of pages11
JournalFuture Cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014



  • cardiac computed tomography
  • cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • pericardial disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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