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Table 5 Comparison of CMR with other imaging modalities as it relates to transposition of the great arteries

From: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance/European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging/American Society of Echocardiography/Society for Pediatric Radiology/North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging Guidelines for the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in pediatric congenital and acquired heart disease

Characteristics CMR Transthoracic echocardiography Cardiac computed tomography Nuclear scintigraphy
Radiation exposure  +++   ++++ 
Safety with pacemakers  +   ++++   +++   +++ 
Ventricular dysfunction  ++++   ++   ++ 
Myocardial ischemia  ++++   +   ++++ 
Coronary artery anatomy  +++   ++   ++++  -
Coronary artery stenosis  +++   ++++   ++ 
Supravalvar aortic or pulmonary stenosis  ++++   ++++   ++++ 
Branch pulmonary artery stenosis  ++++   ++   ++++  ( +)
Neoaortic root dilation  ++++  +++   ++++ 
Neoaortic valve regurgitation  ++++   ++