Cardiac MR imaging: a guide for the beginner.

  title={Cardiac MR imaging: a guide for the beginner.},
  author={Lawrence M. Boxt},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={1009-25; discussion 1026-8}
  • Lawrence M. Boxt
  • Published 1999 in
    Radiographics : a review publication of the…
The complex motion of the heart during contraction is a serious challenge to the diagnostic radiologist and to the capabilities of the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging unit itself, but electrocardiographic (ECG) gating "stops" motion and thus allows acquisition of diagnostic-quality images. Attention to placement of chest-wall ECG electrodes and the course of ECG leads from the patient will maximize the quality of the gating signal and result in better-quality images. Before commencing the MR… CONTINUE READING

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