Magnetic resonance (MR) cine imaging of the human heart

J. C. Waterton, J. P R Jenkins, X. P. Zhu, H. G. Love, I. Isherwood, D. J. Rowlands

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    A novel approach has been developed for MR cine imaging of the human heart by a modified ECG-gated 2DFT method. A pulse sequence has been devised to minimise the effects of saturation which can be anticipated in sequences that require rapid pulsing. Five frames are produced at the same anatomical level at predetermined intervals during the cardiac cycle. The total time taken to achieve this data is 8 minutes. Additional frames can be interleaved by repeating the sequence with an ECG-gated delay. The anatomical sections, which can be in any orthogonal plane, are then displayed as a cine loop. Cine display in the coronal plane has been used to examine 10 volunteers and 12 patients. In addition to the morphological feature displayed in single slice ECG-gated imaging, areas of dyskinesia can be detected and subjective estimates have been made of left ventricular function.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)711-716
    Number of pages5
    JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
    Issue number692
    Publication statusPublished - 1985


    • methods: Electrocardiography
    • anatomy & histology: Heart
    • diagnosis: Heart Diseases
    • Humans
    • diagnostic use: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    • instrumentation: Motion Pictures as Topic
    • pathology: Myocardium
    • Time Factors


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