Vol 4, No 2 (April 2014): Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (MR Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease)

Original Article

Assessment of subendocardial vs. subepicardial left ventricular twist using tagged MRI images
Vahid Tavakoli, Nima Sahba
Low rate of cardiovascular events in patients with acute myocarditis diagnosed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Luciano De Stefano, Diego Perez de Arenaza, Ezequiel Levy Yeyati, Marcelo Pietrani, Andres Kohan, Mariano Falconi, Juan Benger, Laura Dragonetti, Ricardo Garcia-Monaco, Arturo Cagide
Detailed cross-sectional study of 60 superficial femoral artery occlusions: morphological quantitative analysis can lead to a new classification
Mickaël Ohana, Soraya El Ghannudi, Elie Girsowicz, Anne Lejay, Yannick Georg, Fabien Thaveau, Nabil Chakfe, Catherine Roy
3D morphometry using automated aortic segmentation in native MR angiography: an alternative to contrast enhanced MRA?
Matthias Müller-Eschner, Tobias Müller, Andreas Biesdorf, Stefan Wörz, Fabian Rengier, Dittmar Böckler, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Karl Rohr, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk
Fast in vivo quantification of T1 and T2 MRI relaxation times in the myocardium based on inversion recovery SSFP with in vitro validation post Gd-based contrast administration
Christof Karmonik, Adam Malaty, Malavosklish Bikram, Peter Schmitt, Sasan Partovi, Dipan J. Shah
Noninvasive pressure difference mapping derived from 4D flow MRI in patients with unrepaired and repaired aortic coarctation
Fabian Rengier, Michael Delles, Joachim Eichhorn, Yoo-Jin Azad, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Rüdiger Dillmann, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Roland Unterhinninghofen, Sebastian Ley

Review Article

Tools for cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Benjamin Cheong, Raja Muthupillai
Myocardial T1 mapping: modalities and clinical applications
Christine L. Jellis, Deborah H. Kwon
Usefulness of MRI in takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a review of the literature
Andres Alejandro Kohan, Ezequiel Levy Yeyati, Luciano De Stefano, Laura Dragonetti, Marcelo Pietrani, Diego Perez de Arenaza, Cesar Belziti, Ricardo Daniel García-Mónaco
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging: fundamentals and application to the evaluation of the peripheral perfusion
Yaron Gordon, Sasan Partovi, Matthias Müller-Eschner, Erik Amarteifio, Tobias Bäuerle, Marc-André Weber, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Fabian Rengier
Assessing the end-organ in peripheral arterial occlusive disease—from contrast—enhanced ultrasound to blood-oxygen-level-dependent MR imaging
Markus Aschwanden, Sasan Partovi, Bjoern Jacobi, Nathan Fergus, Anja-Carina Schulte, Mark R. Robbin, Deniz Bilecen, Daniel Staub
4D flow imaging with MRI
Zoran Stankovic, Bradley D. Allen, Julio Garcia, Kelly B. Jarvis, Michael Markl
Review of MRI-based measurements of pulse wave velocity: a biomarker of arterial stiffness
Andrew L. Wentland, Thomas M. Grist, Oliver Wieben


The focused issue “MR Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease” was commissioned by the editorial office, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy without any sponsorship or funding. Sasan Partovi and Christof Karmonik served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.