Three-dimensional high-resolution fast spin-echo coronary magnetic resonance angiography

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

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Due to SNR constraints, current "bright-blood" 3D coronary MRA approaches still suffer from limited spatial resolution when compared to conventional x-ray coronary angiography. Recent 2D fast spin-echo black-blood techniques maximize signal for coronary MRA at no loss in image spatial resolution. This suggests that the extension of black-blood coronary MRA with a 3D imaging technique would allow for a further signal increase, which may be traded for an improved spatial resolution. Therefore, a dual-inversion 3D fast spin-echo imaging sequence and real-time navigator technology were combined for high-resolution free-breathing black-blood coronary MRA, Inplane image resolution below 400 μm was obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-211
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic resonance in medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Black-blood
  • Coronary MRA
  • Dual-inversion
  • High resolution
  • Three-dimensional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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