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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Different pathophysiologic pathways in the development of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy can be reflected in phenotypical differences. A total of 119 subjects (39 with hypertension [HTN]; 43 with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy [HC], and 37 control subjects) underwent a standardized cardiac magnetic resonance imaging protocol for assessment of(More)
Breathing motion artifacts reduce the quality of MR coronary artery images. Real-time adaptive navigator correction with different correction factors (0%, 30%, 60%, 80% of diaphragmatic displacement) was used to correct for respiratory motion in 3D coronary artery imaging. Significant improvements of image quality were achieved by adaptive motion correction(More)
AIMS Current imaging of the coronary arteries with magnetic resonance coronary angiography (MRCA) is restricted to limited coverage of the coronary arterial tree and requires complex planning. We present and evaluate a rapid, single-scan MRCA approach with complete coverage of the coronary arterial tree. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-five consecutive patients(More)
This study evaluated the gender related long-term prognostic value of adenosine perfusion and dobutamine wall motion imaging as assessed during a combined single-session stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) examination. In 717 patients a combined CMR stress examination was performed. Inducible perfusion deficits and wall motion abnormalities were(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the potential value of magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion in the follow-up of patients after coronary intervention. BACKGROUND In some patients a residual impairment of myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) early after successful coronary intervention has been observed. In this study we evaluated an(More)