Guidelines and protocols for cardiovascular magnetic resonance in children and adults with congenital heart disease: SCMR expert consensus group on congenital heart disease

Sohrab Fratz, Taylor Chung, Gerald F. Greil, Margaret M. Samyn, Andrew M. Taylor, Emanuela R. Valsangiacomo Buechel, Shi Joon Yoo, Andrew J. Powell

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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has taken on an increasingly important role in the diagnostic evaluation and pre-procedural planning for patients with congenital heart disease. This article provides guidelines for the performance of CMR in children and adults with congenital heart disease. The first portion addresses preparation for the examination and safety issues, the second describes the primary techniques used in an examination, and the third provides disease-specific protocols. Variations in practice are highlighted and expert consensus recommendations are provided. Indications and appropriate use criteria for CMR examination are not specifically addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number51
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 17 2013



  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart defects
  • Imaging protocols
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Family Practice

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