Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyCannavale, Alessandro MD*; Ordovás, Karen G. MD†; Higgins, Charles B. MD†Journal of Thoracic Imaging: January 2013 - Volume 28 - Issue 1 - p W12–W18 doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3181e85e8b Web Exclusive Content—Pictorial Essays Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetically inherited disease with a wide spectrum of phenotypic presentations. It is crucial to establish an early diagnosis and identify patients at high risk for sudden death. Cardiac magnetic resonance can provide subclinical diagnosis, quantification of severity of known disease, risk stratification, and assessment of response to therapy for HCM. This pictorial review summarizes the main magnetic resonance appearances of HCM and its differential diagnosis. *Department of Radiology, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy †Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA Reprints: Karen G. Ordovás, MD, Department of Radiology, University of California, 505 Parnassus Avenue, L325A, Box 0628, San Francisco, CA 94143-0628 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.