Coronary MR Imaging: Lumen and Wall

Sebastian Kelle, Robert G. Weiss, Matthias Stuber

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Abstract

Coronary MR imaging is a promising noninvasive technique for the combined assessment of coronary artery anatomy and function. Anomalous coronary arteries and aneurysms can reliably be assessed in clinical practice using coronary MR imaging and the presence of significant left main or proximal multivessel coronary artery disease detected. Technical challenges that need to be addressed are further improvements in motion suppression and abbreviated scanning times aimed at improving spatial resolution and patient comfort. The development of new and specific contrast agents, high-field MR imaging with improved spatial resolution, and continued progress in MR imaging methods development will undoubtedly lead to further progress toward the noninvasive and comprehensive assessment of coronary atherosclerotic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-158
Number of pages14
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary MR imaging
  • Imaging
  • Vessel lumen
  • Vessel wall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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