Bernhard Schnackenburg

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BACKGROUND Myocardial perfusion reserve can be noninvasively assessed with cardiovascular MR. In this study, the diagnostic accuracy of this technique for the detection of significant coronary artery stenosis was evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS In 15 patients with single-vessel coronary artery disease and 5 patients without significant coronary artery(More)
BACKGROUND With MRI, an index of myocardial perfusion reserve (MPRI) can be determined. We assessed the value of this technique for the noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with suspected CAD. METHODS AND RESULTS Eighty-four patients referred for a primary diagnostic coronary angiography were examined with a 1.5 T MRI(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies indicate that MRI, after administration of gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, can identify nonviable areas in dysfunctional myocardium. We compared MRI hyperenhancement with PET as a gold standard for detection and quantification of myocardial scar tissue. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-one patients with ischemic heart(More)
BACKGROUND T1 mapping is a robust and highly reproducible application to quantify myocardial relaxation of longitudinal magnetisation. Available T1 mapping methods are presently site and vendor specific, with variable accuracy and precision of T1 values between the systems and sequences. We assessed the transferability of a T1 mapping method and determined(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the accuracy of T2, T1, and extracellular volume (ECV) quantification as novel quantitative tissue markers in comparison with standard "Lake-Louise" cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) criteria to diagnose myocarditis. BACKGROUND Novel approaches using T2 and T1 mapping may overcome the limitations of signal intensity-based(More)
We sought to investigate the value of cardiac magnetic resonance to depict cardiac venous anatomy. For cardiac resynchronization therapy the lead for the left ventricle is usually placed by transvenous approach into a tributary of the coronary sinus (CS). Knowledge of the anatomy and variations of the cardiac venous system may facilitate the positioning of(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the diagnostic performance of myocardial perfusion magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 3 T for helping depict clinically relevant coronary artery stenosis (> or =50% diameter) in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD), with coronary angiography as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
Currently, adenosine or dipyridamole is commonly used for the assessment of perfusion reserve. With intolerance to these agents, dobutamine can be used alternatively or it can be used for a combined examination of wall motion and perfusion. The aim of the study was to analyze the feasibility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to assess perfusion(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate two different magnetic resonance (MR) techniques for the noninvasive assessment of intracoronary blood flow. Coronary blood flow velocities were measured invasively in 26 angiographically normal segments of 12 patients. Noninvasive measurements were performed in identical segments with two MR techniques using a 1.5 T MR(More)
Contrast between blood and myocardium in standard turbo gradient echo MR techniques (TFE) used routinely in clinical practice is mainly caused by unsaturated inflowing blood. Steady-state free precession (SSFP) has excellent contrast even in the absence of inflow effects. In 45 subjects cardiac cine loops in two long axis projections were acquired using TFE(More)