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In the k-t sensitivity encoding (k-t SENSE) method spatiotemporal data correlations are exploited to accelerate data acquisition in dynamic MRI studies. The present study demonstrates the feasibility of applying k-t SENSE to contrast-enhanced myocardial perfusion MRI and using the speed-up to increase spatial resolution. At a net acceleration factor of 3.9(More)
Myocardial tissue tagging using complementary spatial modulation of magnetization (CSPAMM) allows detailed assessment of myocardial motion. To capture the complex 3D cardiac motion pattern, multiple 2D tagged slices are usually acquired in different orientations. These approaches are prone to slice misregistration and associated with long acquisition times.(More)
PURPOSE To quantify periodic displacement in the cranium using complementary spatial modulation of magnetization (CSPAMM) with harmonic phase (HARP) postprocessing. MATERIALS AND METHODS CSPAMM tagging sequence with separate tag-line preparation in two orthogonal directions was applied on 10 healthy volunteers in combination with HARP for tissue(More)
PURPOSE To introduce a true three-dimensional (3D) tagging technique for the assessment of myocardial tissue motion. MATERIALS AND METHODS To generate a 3D tagging grid, a complementary spatial modulation of magnetization (CSPAMM) was applied in three spatial directions. Imaging was performed using a conventional fast 3D gradient-echo sequence. For(More)
Progressive left ventricular hypertrophy is the hallmark of cardiac manifestations in patients with Fabry disease. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance with tissue tagging allows detailed assessment of the cardiac motion pattern. The aim was to test the hypothesis that not only Fabry patients with severe left ventricular hypertrophy exhibit changes in(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic fields may interfere with the function of cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets, which are small in size but produce strong magnetic fields, have become widely available in recent years. Therefore, NdFeB magnets may be associated with an emerging risk of device(More)
PURPOSE To introduce a method to correct phase errors (e.g., from B0 inhomogeneity) in tagging images, which may affect harmonic phase (HARP) evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The phase images corresponding to the negative and positive harmonic peaks in k-space are combined before HARP evaluation to eliminate any spurious phase. To validate in vivo, two(More)
A TFEPI-CSPAMM sequence is introduced, which is optimized with respect to acquisition speed and image quality. The sequence is used in a stress study, where a short breath-hold duration is crucial, and tested for reproducibility of deformation parameters extracted by HARP for repeated measurements.
In the present study, complementary spatial modulation of magnetization (CSPAMM) myocardial tagging was extended with an interleaved spiral imaging sequence. The use of a spiral sequence enables the acquisition of grid-tagged images with a tagline distance as low as 4 mm in a single breath-hold. Alternatively, a high temporal resolution of 77 frames per(More)
PURPOSE In ischemic myocardium systolic strain is reduced and followed by a deformation after systole, the so-called post-systolic shortening. The presence of post systolic shortening is therefore considered a marker of viability even though its mechanism remains unclear. The hypothesis was tested whether post-systolic shortening might be a passive recoil(More)