Valutazione con RM della vitalità miocardica

Translated title of the contribution: MRI evaluation of myocardial viability

M. De Filippo, P. Julsrud, P. Araoz, M. De Blasi, G. Agnese, U. Squarcia, D. Ardissino, C. Beghi, T. Gherli, N. Sverzellati, M. Zompatori

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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an accurate noninvasive imaging procedure for the study of postischaemic residual cardiac function, thanks to the evolution of MRI machines, postprocessing software and, above all, sequences. After infarction, and in chronic myocardial ischaemia, the degree of contractile dysfunction is one of the main determinants of long-term survival. The identification and quantification of viable dysfunctional myocardium and the possibility of improving its contractility after revascularisation improves patient prognosis and quality of life. In current clinical practice, myocardial viability is evaluated with stress echocardiography and nuclear methods. Thanks to its intrinsic characteristics and to the delayed-enhancement technique (DE-MRI), MRI has recently emerged as the only noninvasive modality able to provide a three-dimensional (3D) evaluation of cardiac viability with a multiparametric approach.

Translated title of the contributionMRI evaluation of myocardial viability
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1035-1053
Number of pages19
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Delayed enhancement
  • MRI
  • Myocardial viability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    De Filippo, M., Julsrud, P., Araoz, P., De Blasi, M., Agnese, G., Squarcia, U., Ardissino, D., Beghi, C., Gherli, T., Sverzellati, N., & Zompatori, M. (2006). Valutazione con RM della vitalità miocardica. Radiologia Medica, 111(8), 1035-1053.