JCMR 2019; 21:14. Comparison of myocardial fibrosis quantification methods by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging for risk stratification of patients with suspected myocarditis (CME)

Purpose/ Objective

Animal experiments had established the validation for infarct size using CMR late gadolinium enhancement imaging.  However, there is no reliable animal model that can reliably characterize clinical myocarditis.  Furthermore, diverse clinical outcomes of patients with suspected myocarditis also require a large clinical cohort with sufficient number of adverse clinical events in order to meaningfully determine the association with various methods of LGE quantitation.  The comparative assessment of various LGE semi-quantitative methodologies presented provides an understanding of the most logical approach using current LGE techniques in estimating the risk of adverse cardiac outcomes in this clinical setting.

Following this activity, learners will be able to recognize the steps of performing LGE sizing using various standard deviation based methods and the full-width half maximum methods and the reasons why the measured LGE sizes differ and how they differ 3. which of the above semi-quantitative methods and visual manual sizing, can be used to estimate clinical patient risks.


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:
March 01, 2019
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