Bestimmung der Herzmuskelperfusion mittels Magnetresonanztomographie auf dem Weg zur klinischen Anwendung

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of myocardial perfusion by magnetic resonance imaging: On the way to clinical application

S. E. Fischer, C. H. Lorenz

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging detects the flow of contrast - enhanced blood and even allows the quantitative assessment of myocardial perfusion. The clinical application of this method is being held back by the difficulties in image evaluation and the limitation of standard techniques to the acquisition of a single slice per heart beat cycle. Recent developments in scanner hardware as well as in image acquisition techniques open up the possibility of assessing myocardial perfusion over the entire heart with a spatial resolution in the range of 2 mm. As an example of such a new scanning strategy, a segmented gradient-echo recalled echo planar imaging sequence with preceding saturation is discussed and results in a patient with an infarction are presented. The clinical use of perfusion assessment covering the entire heart for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease is enhanced by the flexibility of magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of functional cardiac parameters.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of myocardial perfusion by magnetic resonance imaging: On the way to clinical application
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)366-371
Number of pages6
JournalRadiologe
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • contrast medium
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • myocardial perfusion
  • ultrafast imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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