Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with magnetic resonance conditional pacemaker systems at 1.5 T: influence of pacemaker related artifacts on image quality including first pass perfusion, aortic and mitral valve assessment, flow measurement, short tau inversion recovery and T1-weighted imaging

@article{KleinWiele2016CardiovascularMR,
  title={Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with magnetic resonance conditional pacemaker systems at 1.5 T: influence of pacemaker related artifacts on image quality including first pass perfusion, aortic and mitral valve assessment, flow measurement, short tau inversion recovery and T1-weighted imaging},
  author={Oliver Klein-Wiele and Marietta Garmer and M. Busch and Serban Mateiescu and Rhyan Urbien and Gianluca Barbone and Kaffer Kara and Michael Schulte-Hermes and Frauke Metz and Birgit Hailer and Dietrich H.W. Gr{\"o}nemeyer},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={383-394}
}
There are only limited data on the impact of device-related artifacts on image quality in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in patients with pacemakers (PM). Adenosine stress perfusion, T1-weighted imaging and flow measurement as well as valve characterization have not been evaluated previously concerning artifact burden. We aimed to assess image quality in all routinely used CMR sequences. We analyzed 2623 myocardial segments in CMR scans of 61 patients with MR conditional PM… CONTINUE READING