A volume-targeted contrast agent-enhanced breath-hold coronary magnetic resonance angiographic technique was optimized and evaluated in 16 volunteers. Substantial increases in coronary signal-to-noise ratio, contrast-to-noise ratio, lengths of depiction, and vessel sharpness were observed on enhanced images. The imaging approach with two 20-mL injections of contrast agent covers the left and right coronary arteries in two breath holds and is a promising method for coronary imaging.
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2001|
- Coronary vessels, MR, 54.12142, 54.12143
- Magnetic resonance (MR), contrast enhancement, 54.12142, 54.12143
- Magnetic resonance (MR), vascular studies, 54.12142, 54.12143