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MR coronary angiography using 3D-SSFP with and without contrast application

Item Type:Article
Title:MR coronary angiography using 3D-SSFP with and without contrast application
Creators Name:Zagrosek, A. and Noeske, R. and Abdel-Aty, H. and Friedrich, M.G. and Dietz, R. and Schulz-Menger, J.
Abstract:We compared the performance of a contrast-enhanced with a non-contrast breath-hold 3D-SSFP-sequence for Magnetic Resonance Coronary Angiography in seven healthy subjects and 14 patients. Visibility of coronary segments, vessel length, image quality and the influence of an extracellular contrast agent (Gadolinium-DTPA) were assessed. Overall, the performance of the sequence was better in healthy subjects than in patients. Although the application of Gadolinium-DTPA increased the contrast-to-noise-ratio of the right coronary artery, the overall performance was not significantly improved. We conclude that a 3D-SSFP-technique depicts extensive parts of the coronary arteries and does not require contrast application.
Keywords:Magnetic resonance coronary angiography, Coronary artery imaging, Breath-hold technique, Contrast media, Three-dimensional technique, SSFP-sequence
Source:Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
ISSN:1097-6647
Publisher:Taylor & Francis (U.S.A.)
Volume:7
Number:5
Page Range:809-814
Date:1 January 2005
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1080/10976640500287786
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