Larry Kramer1, Catalin Loghin2, Eduardo Matta, Martin Pilat, Naveen Garg, Khader Hasan
1Diagnostic Imaging, UTHSC-Houston,
Triple Inversion Recovery Imaging of the ventricular myocardium is sensitive to myocardial edema due to injury from a severe vascular event. Transmural myocardial infarcts were accurately identified relative to delayed contrast enhancement in 81% of positive cases of myocardial edema. The absence of edema in a patient with initial symptoms of chest pain and a positive electrocardiogram or coronary catheterization suggests a favorable functional outcome.