Figure 2: Magnetic resonance imaging examinations to assess myocardial inflammation. (a) Transverse T2-weighted triple-inversion-recovery magnetic resonance image showing a normal edema ratio. (b) Postcontrast transverse T1-weighted fast spin-echo magnetic resonance image showing a normal global relative enhancement. (c) Mid-ventricular short-axis with late gadolinium enhancement showing thinning of the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle (arrowhead) and normal delayed enhancement in the left ventricular walls. In B an additional saturation section is positioned across the atria to reduce signal from slow-flowing blood. ER and gRE are calculated according to the method of Friedrich et al.