Cardiac magnetic resonance T1 mapping. Part 2: Diagnostic potential and applications

Ursula Reiter*, Clemens Reiter, Corina Kräuter, Michael Fuchsjäger, Gert Reiter

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Non-invasive identification and differentiation of myocardial diseases represents the primary objectives of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) longitudinal relaxation time (T1) and extracellular volume (ECV) mapping. Given the fact that myocardial T1 and ECV values overlap throughout and within left ventricular phenotypes, a central issue to be addressed is whether and to what extent myocardial T1 and ECV mapping provides additional or superior diagnostic information to standard CMR imaging, and whether native T1 mapping could be employed as a non-contrast alternative to late gadolinium enhancement (LE) imaging. The present review aims to summarize physiological and pathophysiological alterations in native T1 and ECV values and summarized myocardial T1 and ECV alterations associated with cardiac diseases to support the translation of research findings into routine CMR imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-247
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Cardiac masses
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Extracellular volume
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • T1 mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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