The initial Trinidad experience with Cine MRI in clinical cardiology

C. N. Thomas, P. Maharaj, S. Bodapati, R. John, R. Rahaman, R. Henry, S. Brann

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We describe the initial Trinidad experience with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Cine MRI as a diagnostic tool in clinical cardiology. Six patients from the following categories were referred for Cine MRI evaluation: congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, aortic diseases, cardiomyopathy and intracardiac mass. All patients underwent echocardiography. MRI and Cine MRI were performed on all patients using a Siemens Magnetom 1.0 Tesla MR system at MRI Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. Selected patients underwent Angiography and/or computed tomography (CT) scanning. Clinical data and images of the six patients evaluated are described. MRI and Cine MRI provided excellent anatomical and functional details of the heart and aorta in five patients with dissection of the aorta, aneurysm of the ascending aorta, suspected left ventricular apical thrombus, infiltrative cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Technical difficulty was experienced with one patient who had a congenital defect (common atrium). In this study, Cine MRI provided excellent images in all but one patient. This new noninvasive technique enhanced diagnostic capabilities and facilitated management in patients with certain cardiovascular diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalWest Indian Medical Journal
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Trinidad and Tobago
Cardiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Aorta
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Aortic Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Cardiomyopathies
Aneurysm
Echocardiography
Dissection
Heart Diseases
Thrombosis
Cardiovascular Diseases

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Thomas, C. N., Maharaj, P., Bodapati, S., John, R., Rahaman, R., Henry, R., & Brann, S. (2002). The initial Trinidad experience with Cine MRI in clinical cardiology. West Indian Medical Journal, 51(1), 47-51.

The initial Trinidad experience with Cine MRI in clinical cardiology. / Thomas, C. N.; Maharaj, P.; Bodapati, S.; John, R.; Rahaman, R.; Henry, R.; Brann, S.

In: West Indian Medical Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2002, p. 47-51.

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Thomas, CN, Maharaj, P, Bodapati, S, John, R, Rahaman, R, Henry, R & Brann, S 2002, 'The initial Trinidad experience with Cine MRI in clinical cardiology', West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 47-51.
Thomas CN, Maharaj P, Bodapati S, John R, Rahaman R, Henry R et al. The initial Trinidad experience with Cine MRI in clinical cardiology. West Indian Medical Journal. 2002;51(1):47-51.
Thomas, C. N. ; Maharaj, P. ; Bodapati, S. ; John, R. ; Rahaman, R. ; Henry, R. ; Brann, S. / The initial Trinidad experience with Cine MRI in clinical cardiology. In: West Indian Medical Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 47-51.
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