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Magnetic resonance coronary angiography
Author(s): Warren J. Manning; Robert Edelman
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Paper Abstract

MR imaging was performed using a superconducting 1.5 Tesla Siemen's Magnetom SP whole body imaging system with a standard planar elliptical spine coil used as an rf receiver. The imaging sequence consisted of a gradient-echo sequence with incremented flip angle series and k-space segmentation such that 6 or 8 phase-encoding steps were acquired in rapid sequence, constituting one segment. Sixteen or 20 interleaved segments were acquired so as to complete the 120, 128, or 160 X 256 matrix. A fat saturation pulse was applied prior to each segment so as to null signal from epicardial fat and thus enhance signal from coronary flow. A repetition time (TR) of 13 msec and an echo time (TE) of 8 msec were used with a slice thickness of 4 or 5 mm and 230 mm field-of-view (in-plane resolution of 1.4 - 1.9 mm X 0.9 mm). All imaging was performed within a single breath-hold.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154959
Show Author Affiliations
Warren J. Manning, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)
Robert Edelman, Beth Israel Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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