In February 2018, staff from the Chenies Mews Imaging Centre attended CMR 2018, a joint European and North American Cardiology conference in Barcelona. The CMR meeting is a showcase for the advancement of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and improvements in patient care. A key focus of the meeting this year was Perfusion mapping, a technique used to quantify ischaemia in heart muscle.
Professor James Moon (Clinical Director, Chenies Mews Imaging Centre) was interviewed by the European Society of Cardiology during the event.
Perfusion mapping of ischaemia is the latest advanced cardiac technique to assess blood flow to heart muscle. At the Chenies Mews Imaging Centre, perfusion mapping is used in tandem with current validated techniques in order to assist cardiologists in making a more accurate assessment of areas of heart muscle not receiving enough blood supply, diagnosing the cause of chest pain with greater sensitivity and specificity.