Table 6

Principal indications for cardiac magnetic resonance

Cardiac anatomy
Quantification of ventricular volumes, function and mass
Cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, cardiotoxicity, myocardial infiltration, fatty replacement and cardiac transplantation
Cardiac flow and shunting
Valvular heart disease
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease (stress perfusion imaging)
Myocardial infarction/viability
Iron storage diseases
Pericardial disease
Cardiac tumours and paracardiac masses
Aorta and thoracic great vessels (contrast and non-contrast angiography)
Acquired vascular disease