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Fig. 5 | Insights into Imaging

Fig. 5

From: The emerging role of magnetic resonance imaging and multidetector computed tomography in the diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy

Fig. 5

MRI approach for depiction of changes in global myocardial tissue characteristics. Midventricular short-axis T2-weighted short inversion-time inversion-recovery (STIR) fast spin-echo (left), T1-weighted fast spin-echo before (middle) and at 4 min after administration of 0.2 mmol of gadolinium DTPA/kg body weight (right). Calculation of the ratio of the differences in signal intensity between myocardial and skeletal muscle using T2-weighted STIR fast spin-echo allow generalised myocardial oedema to be depicted (left), while the changes in signal intensity early after contrast medium administration allow myocardial hyperaemia to be visualised (right)

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