Rolf Gebker

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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)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging offers methods for the detection of ischemia and myocardial infarction as well as visualization of the coronary arteries (MRCA). However, a direct comparison of adenosine perfusion (PERF), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and MRCA or the results of their combination has not been performed. Aim of(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)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive cardiomyopathy is characterized by myocyte hypertrophy and interstitial fibrosis. The effects of renal denervation (RD) on the heart are poorly understood. New magnetic resonance imaging techniques (extracellular volume fraction) permit the quantitative assessment of myocardial fibrosis. Our aim was to study the effects of RD on(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to detect stress-inducible myocardial ischemic reactions in the presence of angiographically significant coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS Forty-six patients (34 men; age 65 ± 9 years,) with suspected or(More)
BACKGROUND Effective suppression of cardiac motion is crucial for MR coronary angiography (MRCA). Thus, we evaluated a new technique for rapid and automatic detection of the cardiac rest period in comparison to the conventional visual assessment of the coronary artery rest periods. METHODS One hundred and thirty-five consecutive cardiac patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated the consistently high diagnostic and prognostic value of dobutamine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (DCMR). The value of DCMR for clinical decision making still needs to be defined. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the utility of DCMR regarding clinical management of patients with suspected(More)
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance first-pass perfusion imaging has developed considerably over the past decade. Several studies have shown that this technique is accurate for the detection of myocardial ischemia. In this article we outline the procedure of myocardial perfusion imaging with cardiovascular magnetic resonance as it is performed at our centers,(More)
BACKGROUND Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare form of chronic inflammatory granulomatous arteritis of the aorta and its major branches. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has demonstrated its value for the detection of vessel wall alterations in TA. The aim of this study was to assess LGE of the coronary artery wall in(More)
BACKGROUND Dobutamine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (DS-CMR) has been established for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). The novel technique feature tracking (FT) analyses left ventricular circumferential strain (Ecc) thus offering detailed information about myocardial deformation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate FT based(More)