Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE

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  • Prospective adaptive navigator correction for breath-hold MR coronary angiography MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE McConnell, M. V., Khasgiwala, V. C., Savord, B. J., Chen, M. H., Chuang, M. L., Edelman, R. R., Manning, W. J. 1997; 37 (1): 148-152


    Current MR coronary angiography (MRCA) methods use breath-holding to minimize respiratory motion. A major limitation to this technique is misregistration between imaging slices due to breath-hold variability. Prospective adaptive correction of image location using real-time navigator measurement of diaphragm position is a potential method for improving slice registration in breath-hold MRCA. Ten subjects underwent MRCA using an ECG-gated, fat-suppressed, segmented k-space, gradient-echo sequence. Transverse and coronal images were acquired using standard breath-holding with and without prospective navigator correction. Breath-hold MRCA with prospective navigator correction resulted in a 47% reduction in craniocaudal slice registration error compared to standard breath-holding (0.9 +/- 0.2 mm versus 1.7 +/- 0.4 mm, P = 0.04). Prospective adaptive navigator correction of image location significantly improves slice registration for breath-hold MRCA and is a promising motion correction technique for cardiac MR.

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