Frandics Chan

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  • Steady-state free precession MR imaging: Improved myocardial tag persistence and signal-to-noise ratio for analysis of myocardial motion RADIOLOGY Markl, M., Reeder, S. B., Chan, F. P., Alley, M. T., Herfkens, R. J., Pelc, N. J. 2004; 230 (3): 852-861


    Tagging with balanced steady-state free-precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging by using a steady-state storage scheme for myocardial motion analysis was evaluated. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), blood-tissue contrast, and tag persistence in volunteers and phantoms showed improved performance of SSFP imaging with tagging compared with that of radiofrequency spoiled gradient-echo (SPGR) MR imaging with tagging. Choice of flip angle with SSFP imaging involved a trade-off among SNR, blood-tissue contrast, and tag persistence. Increased SNR and tag persistence can be achieved simultaneously with SSFP imaging compared with SPGR tagging methods. As a result, the proposed technique may be useful for analysis of diastolic ventricular function.

    View details for DOI 10.1148/radiol.2303030181

    View details for Web of Science ID 000189186500037

    View details for PubMedID 14990847

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