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01.12.2010 | Original Paper | Sonderheft 2/2010 Open Access

The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 2/2010

ASCI 2010 appropriateness criteria for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a report of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging guideline working group

The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging > Sonderheft 2/2010
Kakuya Kitagawa, Byoung Wook Choi, Carmen Chan, Masahiro Jinzaki, I-Chen Tsai, Hwan Seok Yong, Wei Yu, ASCI CCT and CMR Guideline Working Group
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1007/​s10554-010-9687-z) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
Technical Panel Members of ASCI 2010 Cardiac MR Appropriateness Criteria have been processed in Appendix.


There has been a growing need for standard Asian population guidelines for cardiac CT and cardiac MR due to differences in culture, healthcare system, ethnicity and disease prevalence. The Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, as the only society dedicated to cardiovascular imaging in Asia, formed a cardiac CT and cardiac MR guideline working group in order to help Asian practitioners to establish cardiac CT and cardiac MR services. In this ASCI cardiac MR appropriateness criteria report, 23 Technical Panel members representing various Asian countries were invited to rate 50 indications that can frequently be encountered in clinical practice in Asia. Indications were rated on a scale of 1–9 to be categorized into ‘appropriate’ (7–9), ‘uncertain’ (4–6), or ‘inappropriate’ (1–3). According to median scores of the 23 members, the final ratings for indications were 24 appropriate, 18 uncertain and 8 inappropriate with 22 ‘highly-agreed’ (19 appropriate and 3 inappropriate) indications. This report is expected to have a significant impact on the cardiac MR practices in many Asian countries by promoting the appropriate use of cardiac MR.

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