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1.  MRI conditional pacemakers: the start of a new era 
The British Journal of Radiology  2011;84(1005):773-774.
doi:10.1259/bjr/86609066
PMCID: PMC3473794  PMID: 21849362
2.  Pericardial disease—anatomy and function 
The British Journal of Radiology  2011;84(Spec Iss 3):S324-S337.
Imaging of patients with suspected or known pericardial disease remains challenging. Echocardiography is the first-line investigation for pericardial disease but it has specific limitations in terms of its abilities to visualise the pericardium fully and to identify extracardiac pathology. Cardiac cross-sectional imaging by both MRI and CT has developed significantly and now has an important role in the investigation of pericardial disease. This article examines the appearances of both healthy and diseased pericardium using CT and MRI. The typical imaging findings across a wide range of conditions are illustrated and the roles of CT and MRI are reviewed. The relative merits and weaknesses of each modality are explored and the specific functional techniques that are available are introduced.
doi:10.1259/bjr/16168253
PMCID: PMC3473919  PMID: 22723538
3.  Left ventricular true and false aneurysms identified by cardiovascular magnetic resonance 
The British Journal of Radiology  2011;84(998):e035-e037.
Left ventricular aneurysms are uncommon complications of myocardial infarction. However, it is important to identify them because they are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. True aneurysms tend to be managed conservatively whereas false aneurysms, because of the risk of rupture, are usually treated with urgent surgery. Distinguishing these two subtypes is therefore critical and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) is being used more frequently to characterise the type of aneurysm as well as to provide clear three-dimensional images of aneurysm morphology. We present a very rare case of a true and a false aneurysm of the left ventricle in the same patient. MR enabled accurate delineation of both aneurysms and the late gadolinium-enhancement images provided evidence confirming both true and false aneurysms to be present.
doi:10.1259/bjr/25590962
PMCID: PMC3473856  PMID: 21257833

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