Optimization of coronary whole-heart MRA free-breathing technique at 3 Tesla

Ahmed M. Gharib, Khaled Z. Abd-Elmoniem, Daniel A. Herzka, Vincent B. Ho, Julie Locklin, Efstathia Tzatha, Matthias Stuber, Roderic I. Pettigrew

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Four different techniques for 3-T whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) using free-breathing three-dimensional segmented parallel imaging and adiabatic T2-preparation were assessed. Coronary MRA at 3 T is improved by shortening the acquisition window more than employing the highest spatial resolution. Double-oblique whole-heart acquisitions result in better overall image quality and allow for better delineation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. It is possible to attain shorter acquisition windows and a smaller voxel size at 3 T than previously reported at 1.5 T.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1125-1130
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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