JCMR 2020; 22:9. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance based diagnosis of left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy: Impact of cine bSSFP strain analysis (CME)

Purpose/ Objective

Current CMR based LVNC diagnosis is limited by the fact that established morphologic LVNC criteria are also commonly present in a healthy population. Although rare, LVNC is an important diagnosis as it puts patients (and potentially also family members) at risk of cardiovascular events. The desired state is having the combination of morphologic, functional and strain criteria allows for a highly specific separation of LVNC patients from healthy individuals that exhibit hypertrabeculation as a variant of normal. 


Current knowledge on the added value of CMR strain imaging is limited which is in part related to the limit patient population with this disease. The activity provides additional insight that helps for improved specificity in LVNC diagnosis. This activity was planned to enrich the knowledge on functional data that would help to adequately separate LVNC from healthy volunteers.


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
SCMR received funding to support this activity from the following organizations:


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Course Information
Course Date:
January 13, 2020
Course Objectives
  • Know how to apply feature tracking based myocardial strain analysis in CMR.
  • Better understand the limitations of morphologic CMR LVNC criteria.
  • Understand how to improve specific by adding myocardial function to morphologic CMR LVNC criteria.
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
Total General Hours: 1.00
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