D. Craig Miller, M.D.

Publication Details

  • EVALUATION OF MYOCARDIAL MOTION TRACKING WITH CINE-PHASE CONTRAST MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-IMAGING INVESTIGATIVE RADIOLOGY Pelc, L. R., Sayre, J., Yun, K., Castro, L. J., Herfkens, R. J., Miller, D. C., Pelc, N. J. 1994; 29 (12): 1038-1042

    Abstract:

    The accuracy of myocardial motion measurements, computed from cine-phase contrast (cine-PC) magnetic resonance (MR) velocity data, was compared with directly visualized motion of MR signal voids caused by implanted tantalum markers in anesthetized dogs.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data were electrocardiogram-gated and divided into 16 phases per cardiac cycle. Myocardial trajectories as a function of time in the cardiac cycle were measured using both methods for four to seven markers in each of eight animals.The peak observed in-plane excursion was 4.0 +/- 2.1 mm. The average deviation between displacements derived from velocity data versus displacements visualized directly was 1.1 +/- 0.7 mm (27.5% of the peak displacement). The difference was less if three separate MR scans were used to measure each velocity component in the cine-PC method. This improvement is probably caused by improved temporal resolution.Cine-PC MRI offers a noninvasive method for accurate quantification of myocardial motion.

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    View details for PubMedID 7721545

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