Wenjie Pang

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Background Myocardial T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) estimates have applications in a range of myocardial diseases. Factors responsible for systematic inaccuracies in T1 mapping are beginning to be known but little is known about its delivery at ‘health-care system’ scale and there is no global quality assurance (QA) system. Agarose phantoms are common(More)
BACKGROUND T1 mapping and extracellular volume (ECV) have the potential to guide patient care and serve as surrogate end-points in clinical trials, but measurements differ between cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) scanners and pulse sequences. To help deliver T1 mapping to global clinical care, we developed a phantom-based quality assurance (QA)(More)
The effects of reducing the pulse repetition time from 2500 ms to 1000 ms when using spin-density-projection-assisted R2-magnetic resonance imaging for the purpose of measuring liver iron concentration were evaluated. Repeated liver R2 measurements were made using both protocols on 60 subjects with liver iron concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 48.6 mg Fe (g(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Validation of non-invasive methods of liver fat quantification requires a reference standard. However, using standard histopathology assessment of liver biopsies is problematical because of poor repeatability. We aimed to assess a stereological method of measuring volumetric liver fat fraction (VLFF) in liver biopsies and to use the(More)
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