MRI techniques have been recently introduced for non-invasive qualification of regional myocardial mechanics, which is not achievable with other imaging modalities. Covering more than twenty-three years of developments in MRI techniques for accessing heart mechanics, this book provides a plethora of techniques and concepts that assist readers choose the best technique for their purpose. It reviews research studies and clinical trials that implemented MRI techniques for studying heart mechanics.

chapter 2|32 pages

Heart Morphology, Function, and Diseases

chapter 3|40 pages

MRI Basics

chapter 10|32 pages

SPAMM and DANTE Tagging

chapter 12|58 pages

Special Myocardial Tagging Patterns