Usefulness of respiratory gated magnetic resonance coronary angiography in assessing narrowings > or = 50% in diameter in native coronary arteries and in aortocoronary bypass conduits.

@article{Kessler1997UsefulnessOR,
  title={Usefulness of respiratory gated magnetic resonance coronary angiography in assessing narrowings > or = 50% in diameter in native coronary arteries and in aortocoronary bypass conduits.},
  author={Winfried Kessler and Stephan Achenbach and Werner Moshage and Daniele Zink and Randall Kroeker and Wolfgang Nitz and Gerhard Laub and Kurt F. Bachmann},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={80 8},
  pages={989-93}
}
Magnetic resonance coronary angiography (MRCA) is a promising method for the assessment of proximal coronary artery stenosis. Conventional 2-dimensional techniques require repetitive breath holds to image multiple sections. This may lead to misregistrations if the respiratory level is not exactly reproduced. In the present study, MRCA was performed using a 3-dimensional approach with navigator echo-based respiratory gating. In 73 patients (55 men and 18 women) who were referred for cardiac… CONTINUE READING