Coronary arteries: Magnetization-prepared contrast-enhanced three-dimensional volume-targeted breath-hold MR angiography

D. Li*, J. C. Carr, S. M. Shea, J. Zheng, V. S. Deshpande, P. A. Wielopolski, J. P. Finn

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Abstract

A volume-targeted contrast agent-enhanced breath-hold coronary magnetic resonance angiographic technique was optimized and evaluated in 16 volunteers. Substantial increases in coronary signal-to-noise ratio, contrast-to-noise ratio, lengths of depiction, and vessel sharpness were observed on enhanced images. The imaging approach with two 20-mL injections of contrast agent covers the left and right coronary arteries in two breath holds and is a promising method for coronary imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-277
Number of pages8
JournalRadiology
Volume219
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Coronary vessels, MR, 54.12142, 54.12143
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), contrast enhancement, 54.12142, 54.12143
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies, 54.12142, 54.12143

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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