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Prof. Udo Sechtem,
This session focused on two cases illustrating the challenges inherent in imaging of the RV.
The first case showed how difficult identification of abnormalities can be even by MRI in patients with suspected RV dysplasia. Subtle regional wall motion abnormalities may be interpreted differently by different observers making it difficult to identify whether major and minor criteria for the condition are met. This also is true for the formerly hailed detection of intramyocardial fat. The second case showed the limitations of noninvasive characterisation of an RV tumour by MRI. However, limitations of echocardiography in defining the nature of a tumour and its exact extenson were also demonstrated. Overall, an interesting session showing that even with the latest imaging equipment the right ventricle poses special challenges to imagers.
Imaging of the right ventricle
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