MRI in coronary artery disease

Jörg Barkhausen*, Peter Hunold, Kai Uwe Waltering

*Corresponding author for this work
12 Citations (Scopus)


Diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major challenge for medical imaging, because CAD is the leading cause of death in developed nations. Several non-invasive tests are used in clinical routine for the detection of CAD. However, due to limited sensitivity and specificity, the reliable diagnosis as well as the exclusion of CAD can only be established by catheter angiography. In patients with known CAD, therapeutic decisions require accurate information on myocardial function, ischemia and viability. Recently, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has emerged as a non-invasive cardiac imaging technique that provides information on cardiac morphology, cardiac function, myocardial viablitiy, and coronary morphology. This review discusses technical aspects and the clinical impact of different MR techniques.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2155-2162
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2004


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