The Cardiovascular Imaging Unit was established at the DRCMR in late 2012 as a cooperation between the Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging.
The intention is to develop a strong clinical cardiac MRI unit based on a profound research development program.
In the recent years cardiac MRI has been established as a unique imaging modality in several areas:
• To distinguish viable from non-viable myocardial tissue
• For non-invasive examination of the regional myocardial blood perfusion
• For examination of patients with complicated valve- and myocardial diseases
The CIU also entails a comprehensive list of other imaging modalities as cardiac CT, advanced echocardiography (3-dimensional echo and speckle tracking analysis) and cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET).