Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine
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Diffuse Interstitial Myocardial Fibrosis by T1 Myocardial Mapping: Review

Sirisha Donekal and Joao AC Lima

Diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis has been described in various cardiac pathologies. Late gadolinium enhancement by cardiac magnetic resonance can detect the presence of focal myocardial fibrosis, but is limited for the assessment of diffuse interstitial fibrosis. T1 myocardial mapping is a noninvasive imaging technique which enables visualization and quantification of diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis. In this article, we review the T1 mapping technique and its utility in various cardiovascular disorders associated with presence of diffuse interstitial fibrosis.