The diagnosis of acute myocarditis can be challenging in daily clinical routine. CMR is a very reliable non-invasive examination tool for suspected myocarditis cases. However, pulse sequences, crucial for providing the diagnosis of disease (STIR, relative enhancement) often suffer from image artifacts. Recently, the CMR guidelines (Lake-Louise-criteria) for detection of myocarditis have been supplemented by quantitative imaging parameters (myocardial tissue mapping) in order to facilitate diagnosis. Different measurement approaches (i.e. global, SAX, ConSept) have been proposed for the assessment of T1 and T2 relaxation times from mapping pulse sequences, yet, their diagnostic performance has not been compared until today. Our recommendation of the global measurement approach will contribute to a future better diagnosis. Following this session, learners will be up to date regarding the possibility to asses T1 and T2 relaxation times derived from myocardial mapping, be able to consider T1 and T2 mapping methods for decision making in acute myocarditis, and understand the advantages of the global measurement approach for use in myocardial tissue mapping in myocarditis to assess the presence of acute myocarditis
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