Routine breath-hold gradient echo MRI-derived right ventricular mass, volumes and function: accuracy, reproducibility and coherence study

@article{Beygui2004RoutineBG,
  title={Routine breath-hold gradient echo MRI-derived right ventricular mass, volumes and function: accuracy, reproducibility and coherence study},
  author={Farzin Beygui and Alain P Furber and St{\'e}phane Del{\'e}pine and G{\'e}rard Helft and J L Metzger and Philippe Geslin and Jean Jacques Le Jeune},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={509-516}
}
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a predictor of poor outcome in patients with heart disease. Conventional imaging modalities fail to assess RV volumes accurately. We sought to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of routine breath-hold gradient echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived RV mass, volumes and function. We assessed (1) The accuracy of in vivo MRI-derived RV mass in comparison to the RV weight in 9 minipigs. (2) Intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of RV mass, end… CONTINUE READING