Cardiac tumors: Optimal cardiac MR sequences and spectrum of imaging appearances

David H. O'Donnell, Suhny Abbara, Vithaya Chaithiraphan, Kibar Yared, Ronan P. Killeen, Ricardo C. Cury, Jonathan D. Dodd

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OBJECTIVE. This article reviews the optimal cardiac MRI sequences for and the spectrum of imaging appearances of cardiac tumors. CONCLUSION. Recent technologic advances in cardiac MRI have resulted in the rapid acquisition of images of the heart with high spatial and temporal resolution and excellent myocardial tissue characterization. Cardiac MRI provides optimal assessment of the location, functional characteristics, and soft-tissue features of cardiac tumors, allowing accurate differentiation of benign and malignant lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-387
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009


  • Heart diagnosis
  • Heart neoplasms
  • MRI
  • Neoplasm metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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