Meeting Banner
Abstract #3884

R2* Magnetic Resonance in the Evaluation of Cardiac Iron

Daniel Jeong 1 , Diego Hernando 1 , Karl K. Vigen 1 , Mark L. Schiebler 1 , Christopher J. Francois 1 , Scott K. Nagle 1,2 , and Scott B. Reeder 1,2

1 Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States, 2 Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Accurate measurement of cardiac iron is critical to the early detection of iron overload in patients at risk of siderotic cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Cardiac R2/T2-star (T2*) magnetic resonance has become a reliable, noninvasive, and reproducible method for the quantification of myocardial iron. The purpose of this educational exhibit is to describe the basic principles of R2* magnetic resonance techniques in the quantification of cardiac iron, illustrate the appearance of iron overload syndromes in magnetic resonance imaging, and review the current evidence related to the clinical application and significance of R2* magnetic resonance in monitoring cardiac iron stores.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here