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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging sequence of epicardial adipose tissue and research progress
MA Yan  WANG Jingxin  WANG Bin  LUO Song  CAI Jun 

Cite this article as: Ma Y, Wang JX, Wang B, et al. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging sequence of epicardial adipose tissue and research progress[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(8): 142-145. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.08.032.


[Abstract] Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is located between the myocardium and visceral pericardium. EAT has characteristics of metabolism, calorihism, unique transcription, secretion profile and calcalability. It has been reported that EAT may be a potential therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases. Imaging is the most important method to detect and evaluate EAT, among which cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has high spatial resolution, no radiation damage and good tissue contrast, and is currently considered as the main method for quantitative evaluation of EAT. In this review, we submitted the CMR imaging principle, sequences, measurement software and research progress of EAT.
[Keywords] epicardial adipose tissue;cardiac magnetic resonance imaging;left ventricular diastolic dysfunction

MA Yan   WANG Jingxin   WANG Bin   LUO Song   CAI Jun*  

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing 210002, China

Cai J, E-mail: 171253624@qq.com

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-03-30
Accepted  2022-08-10
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.08.032
Cite this article as: Ma Y, Wang JX, Wang B, et al. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging sequence of epicardial adipose tissue and research progress[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(8): 142-145.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.08.032

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