JCMR 2018; 20:26. A Comparison of Both DENSE and Feature Tracking Techniques with Tagging for the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Assessment of Myocardial Strain (CME)

Purpose/ Objective
There are three major techniques available for strain evaluation by cardiac MRI, namely tagging, DENSE and feature tracking. Due to differences in image acquisition and post processing the strain values are different from technique to technique. Hence, a reference must be established not only for each technique but also for each analytical program in the case of feature tracking. Following this activity, learners will be better prepared to assess the differences of strain values acquired using different technique and establish reference range for each strain technique by cardiac MRI.


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