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

Kakuya Kitagawa, Byoung Wook Choi, Carmen Chan, Masahiro Jinzaki, I. Chen Tsai, Hwan-Seok Yong, Wei Yu

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-186
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1



  • Appropriateness criteria
  • Asia
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Guideline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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