Standardized Image Interpretation and Post-Processing in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance – 2020

Authors: Jeanette Schulz-Menger, David A. Bluemke, Jens Bremerich, Scott D. Flamm, Mark A. Fogel, Matthias G. Friedrich, Raymond J. Kim, Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Christopher M. Kramer, Dudley J. Pennell, Sven Plein & Eike Nagel 

With mounting data on its accuracy and prognostic value, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is becoming an increasingly important diagnostic tool with growing utility in clinical routine. Given its versatility and wide range of quantitative parameters, however, agreement on specific standards for the interpretation and post-processing of CMR studies is required to ensure consistent quality and reproducibility of CMR reports. This document addresses this need by providing consensus recommendations developed by the Task Force for Post-Processing of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). The aim of the Task Force is to recommend requirements and standards for image interpretation and post-processing enabling qualitative and quantitative evaluation of CMR images. Furthermore, pitfalls of CMR image analysis are discussed where appropriate. It is an update of the original recommendations published 2013.

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