Diffuse Interstitial Myocardial Fibrosis by T1 Myocardial Mapping: Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Joao AC Lima
Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 02, 2013; Accepted Date: August 07, 2013; Published Date: August 09, 2013
Citation: Donekal S, Lima JAC (2013) Diffuse Interstitial Myocardial Fibrosis by T1 Myocardial Mapping: Review. Transl Med 3:111. doi:10.4172/2161-1025.1000111
Copyright: © 2013 Donekal S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis has been described in various cardiac pathologies. Late gadolinium enhancement by cardiac magnetic resonance can detect the presence of focal myocardial fibrosis, but is limited for the assessment of diffuse interstitial fibrosis. T1 myocardial mapping is a noninvasive imaging technique which enables visualization and quantification of diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis. In this article, we review the T1 mapping technique and its utility in various cardiovascular disorders associated with presence of diffuse interstitial fibrosis.