Geometry-independent inclusion of basalmyocardium yields improved cardiacmagnetic resonance agreement with echocardiography and necropsy quantified left-ventricular mass
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Established CMR methods that discordantly define the basal-most LV produce significant differences in calculated LVM. Fully inclusive quantification, rather than binary cut-offs that omit basal left-ventricular myocardium, yields smallest CMR discrepancy with echocardiography-measured LVM and non-significant differences with necropsy-measured left-ventricular weight.