Evaluation of regional myocardial function using automated wall motion analysis of cine MR images: Contribution of parametric images, contraction times, and radial velocities.

@article{Kachenoura2007EvaluationOR,
  title={Evaluation of regional myocardial function using automated wall motion analysis of cine MR images: Contribution of parametric images, contraction times, and radial velocities.},
  author={Nadjia Kachenoura and Alban Redheuil and Daniel Balvay and Cinta Ruiz-Dominguez and Alain Herment and Elie R Mousseaux and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Frouin},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={1127-32}
}
PURPOSE To develop fast and robust procedures for a clinical evaluation of regional myocardial contractile function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Parametric analysis of main motion was applied to steady-state free-precession (SSFP) cine MR images. From the time-signal intensity curve associated with each pixel, parametric maps of mean high and low amplitudes and transition times between muscle and cavity were automatically computed. Then, regional time to first contraction, T(fc), mean contraction… CONTINUE READING