Real-time motion correction in navigator-gated free-breathing double-oblique submillimeter 3D right coronary artery magnetic resonance angiography

Elmar Spuentrup, Matthias Stuber, René M. Botnar, Kraig V. Kissinger, Warren J. Manning

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Abstract

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this study was the investigation of the impact of real-time adaptive motion correction on image quality in navigator-gated, free-breathing, double-oblique three-dimensional (3D) submillimeter right coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS. Free-breathing 3D right coronary MRA with real-time navigator technology was performed in 10 healthy adult subjects with an in-plane spatial resolution of 700 x 700 μm. Identical double-oblique coronary MR-angiograms were performed with navigator gating alone and combined navigator gating and real-time adaptive motion correction. Quantitative objective parameters of contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) and vessel sharpness and subjective image quality scores were compared. RESULTS. Superior vessel sharpness, increased CNR, and superior image quality scores were found with combined navigator gating and real-time adaptive motion correction (vs. navigator gating alone; P < 0.01 for all comparisons). CONCLUSION. Real-time adaptive motion correction objectively and subjectively improves image quality in 3D navigator-gated free-breathing double-oblique submillimeter right coronary MRA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-636
Number of pages5
JournalInvestigative radiology
Volume37
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

Keywords

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary vessels
  • Magnetic resonance (MR)
  • Motion studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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