Dr. Javier Sanz from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York moderated the topic "Evolving Diagnostic and Prognostic Imaging (MR, CT) of the Various Cardiomyopathies: Myocarditis, Dilated, Infiltrative (Amyloid, Sarcoid), Hypertrophic, Noncompaction" with Drs. Jeroen Bax from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and Raymond Kwong from Brigham and Women's Hospital participating.
The discussion focused primarily on:
(1) the advances in diagnostic and prognostic modalities in myocardial disease. These included magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasonography, and nuclear techniques;
(2)how these modalities go beyond measurement of function, wall thickness, and chamber size, and characterize other abnormalities, such as scarring, edema, infiltration, and even myocardial innervation; and
(3) the future of these novel imaging approaches in the clinical management of patients. (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed.