JCMR 2018; 20:21. The Reproducibility of Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Post-Ablation Atrial Scar: A Cross-Over Study (CME)

Purpose/ Objective

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of post-ablation atrial scar is a powerful tool to analyze the results of ablation procedures. However, many different imaging parameter sets are used between studies. This paper aims to understand the determinants of imaging quality Imaging of post-ablation atrial scar would be performed with techniques that optimize detection of permanent scar. This study assesses the impact of different imaging parameters. Following this activity, learners will be better able to improve their imaging parameters, with particular regard to:

  1. Timing of imaging post-gadolinium administration
  2. Selection of an appropriate threshold for scar detection
  3. Selection of an appropriate contrast dose


Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted


Financial Disclosures
The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose.


Disclosure of Commercial Support
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Course Information
Course Date:
May 01, 2018
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
Total General Hours: 1.00
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$10.00