Christiane Bretschneider

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In this prospective study, the feasibility of a comprehensive cardiovascular imaging protocol with a dedicated whole-body 1.5-T magnetic resonance (MR) imager with 32 receiver channels in 34 patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease was evaluated. Informed consent and institutional review board approval were obtained. Three-dimensional MR(More)
BACKGROUND Restrictive right ventricular (RV) physiology is a phenomenon considered potentially beneficial when detected in children and adolescents with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). It is typically characterised by antegrade flow in the pulmonary artery in late diastole at the time of atrial contraction. However, little is known about the impact of(More)
To longitudinally assess the value of cardiac functional and viability imaging as a supplement to MR angiography in patients with atherosclerotic disease. Cardiac MRI was performed in 195 consecutive patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. Of these, 186 patients were followed for 22 ± 5 months for the presence of cardiac events (cardiac(More)
PURPOSE To examine patients with peripheral-arterial-occlusive-disease (PAOD) for systemic effects associated with atherosclerosis using a comprehensive state-of-the-art whole-body MR examination protocol. The protocol comprises the assessment of the complete arterial vasculature (except coronary arteries), the brain, and the heart. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Patients with congenital heart disease frequently have complex cardiac and vascular malformations requiring detailed non-invasive diagnostic evaluation including functional parameters. To evaluate the morphological and functional information provided by a novel 3-D cine steady-state free-precession (SSFP) sequence. Twenty consecutive children (mean age 2.2(More)
PURPOSE Detailed knowledge of the venous mesenteric system is important for gastrointestinal surgery, particularly for transplantation planning and surgery and for the comprehension of perioperative complications that may influence patient outcome. Data about the mesenteric venous anatomy in the literature varies substantially. The purpose of this study was(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of low-dose, contrast-enhanced (CE), time-resolved, three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the assessment of the abdominal aorta and its major branches at 3 T and to compare the results with those of high-spatial resolution CE MRA. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) with the MitraClip® system in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) is known to reduce symptoms and to improve cardiac morphology and function. MitraClip has been approved for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To date, however, no systematic analysis exists on cardiac MRI in patients undergoing the MitraClip(More)
PURPOSE Sudden cardiac death [SCD] in competitive athletes is caused by a diverse set of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy [HCM/DCM], myocarditis, coronary anomalies or even coronary artery disease. In order to identify potential risk factors responsible for SCD, elite athletes underwent cardiac magnetic resonance [CMR](More)
BACKGROUND Previous experiences of whole body MR angiography are predominantly available in linear 0.5 M gadolinium-containing contrast agents. The aim of this study was to compare image quality on a four-point scale (range 1-4) and diagnostic accuracy of a 1.0 M macrocyclic contrast agent (gadobutrol, n = 80 patients) with a 0.5 M linear contrast agent(More)