Four-dimensional velocity encoded magnetic resonance imaging for more accurate blood flow quantification in complex flow

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Materials and methods Maximal flow velocities (Vmax) and flow volumes (SV) were quantified by 2D and 4D VEC MRI in healthy volunteers (n=7) and patients with aortic (n=7) or pulmonary valve stenosis (n=10). Measurements were performed immediately above the aortic or pulmonary valve (=level 1). Using 4D VEC MRI additional measurements were performed at 3 further levels in the ascending aorta (levels 2-4) and at 2 in the MPA (levels 2-3). In each patient flow volumes measured in the nonpathologic MPA or Aorta served as internal control for expected flow volumes in the absence of shunt flow.

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@inproceedings{Nordmeyer2011FourdimensionalVE, title={Four-dimensional velocity encoded magnetic resonance imaging for more accurate blood flow quantification in complex flow}, author={Sarah T Nordmeyer and Eug{\'e}nie Riesenkampff and Felix Berger and Titus K{\"{u}hne}, year={2011} }