Michael K. Atalay

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An MR line scan protocol has been used to measure relaxation parameters (T1 and T2) in isolated, blood perfused rabbit hearts at various blood oxygenations. Hearts were retrogradely perfused at 37 degrees C with a cardioplegic solution (modified St. Thomas' solution) containing sheep red blood cells and adenosine (1 mM) to maximally vasodilate the coronary(More)
Cardiac MRI studies often show susceptibility artifacts along the inferoapical myocardial margin in both human and in vivo animal experiments at field strengths of 1.5T and greater. This study was designed to determine the cause of these artifacts in porcine myocardium at 3T. Gradient echo images were obtained under various anatomic and physiologic(More)
Interpretation of first-pass myocardial perfusion studies employing bolus administration of T1 magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents requires an understanding of the relationship between contrast concentration and image pixel intensity. The potential effects of myocardial water exchange rates among the intravascular, interstitial, and cellular(More)
Imaging is valuable in determining the presence, extent, and severity of myocardial ischemia and the severity of obstructive coronary lesions in patients with chronic chest pain in the setting of high probability of coronary artery disease. Imaging is critical for defining patients best suited for medical therapy or intervention, and findings can be used to(More)
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of detecting pulmonary emboli utilizing noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging techniques in patients with known pulmonary embolism. Materials and Methods. Eleven patients were enrolled in a study to evaluate right ventricular function by cardiac MRI in patients diagnosed with acute(More)
A 70-year-old man presented with 2 weeks of progressive typical angina without myocardial infarction. He had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in De-cember 2006, using a left internal mammary graft to the left anterior descending artery, saphenous vein grafts (SVG) to the distal right coronary artery, and the second obtuse marginal branch of(More)
We sought to determine which of the three orientations is the most reliable and accurate for quantifying right ventricular (RV) volume and ejection fraction (EF) by cardiac magnetic resonance using Simpson's method. We studied 20 patients using short axis (SA), transaxial (TA), and horizontal long axis (HLA) orientations. Three readers independently traced(More)
T he patient is a 34-year-old woman, para 3, gravida 3, with dyslipidemia and former tobacco use, who 1-week postpartum experienced an acute myocardial infarction. Initial angiography revealed a left main (LM) artery dissection with probable subintimal hematoma extending into the prox-imal left anterior descending (LAD) and left circumflex (LCX) coronary(More)
Stroke of undetermined aetiology or 'cryptogenic' stroke accounts for 30-40% of ischaemic strokes despite extensive diagnostic evaluation. The role and yield of cardiac imaging is controversial. Cardiac MRI (CMR) has been used for cardiac disorders, but its use in cryptogenic stroke is not well established. We reviewed the literature (randomised trials,(More)
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