Conotruncal anomalies are congenital heart defects that result from abnormal formation and septation of the outflow tracts of the heart and great vessels. The major conotruncal anomalies include tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, double-outlet right ventricle, truncus arteriosus, and interrupted aortic arch. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is an important modality for the evaluation of patients with these defects. Major advances in cardiovascular MR imaging equipment and techniques allow precise delineation of the cardiovascular anatomy and accurate quantitative assessment of ventricular function and blood flow. The data provided by cardiovascular MR imaging are useful for treatment planning and posttreatment monitoring, supplement information obtained with echocardiography, and in many cases obviate cardiac catheterization.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging