›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 1339-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2011.09.030

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Application of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of congenital heart disease

WU Hao, ZHONG Yu-min   

  1. Department of Radiology, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2011-09-28 Published:2011-09-27
  • Supported by:

    Foundation of Development and Innovation of Science and Technology of Pudong New Area, Shanghai, KJ2008-Y35


In recent years, with the rapid development of medical imaging in techniques and equipment, more imaging diagnostic methods have been available to the diagnosis of congenital heart disease, especially complicated congenital heart disease. The commonly used imaging diagnostic methods in clinics are digital subtraction angiography (DSA), echocardiography (Echo), multi-slice spiral CT (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI can evaluate both anatomy and function of congenital heart disease, and has been extensively applied in clinics. This review introduces the application of MRI in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease.

Key words: congenital heart disease, digital subtraction angiography, echocardiography, multi-slice spiral CT, magnetic resonance imaging