A comparison between the prospective and retrospective respiratory navigator gating in MR coronary angiography was performed with eight normal subjects. A three-dimensional (3D) ECG-gated fast gradient echo pulse sequence was used for image data acquisition. The results show that the MR coronary angiography obtained using retrospective gating retains a considerable amount of motion artifacts. In this study, the images acquired using prospective navigator gating demonstrated significantly reduced motion artifacts (p = 0.009), improved vessel visibility (p = 0.021) with reduced imaging time (p = 0.013) compared to the images obtained using retrospective navigator gating.
- Coronary imaging
- MR imaging
- MR navigator echoes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine