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Cardiac magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA)

Status: Review in progress.

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Policy context

Cardiac magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) is an imaging modality that provides a mechanism to assess cardiac or vascular anatomy, function, perfusion, and tissue characteristics in a highly reproducible manner, during a single examination. Images can be acquired in patients with various body types, in a time-efficient fashion, without an invasive procedure or exposure to either ionizing radiation or iodinated intravenous contrast medium.

Primary Criteria Ranking

  • Safety = Medium
  • Efficacy = High
  • Cost = High

Assessment timeline

  • ​Draft key questions published: March 15, 2021
  • Public comment period: March 16 to March 30, 2021
  • Final key questions published: April 12, 2021
  • Draft report published: September 7, 2021
  • Public comment period: September 7 to October 6, 2021
  • Final report published: October 20, 2021
  • HTCC public meeting: November 19, 2021