BMC Med Imaging 2017 Dec 29;17(1):67. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, UK.
Background: Over the last 25 years, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has emerged as an alternative to echocardiography for assessment of valvular heart disease (VHD). Although echo remains the first-line imaging modality for the assessment of patients with VHD, CMR can now provide a comprehensive assessment in many instances. Using a combination of techniques, CMR provides information on valve anatomy and enables quantitative analysis of the severity of the valve lesion. Read More