Determination of left ventricular volume and mass with use of biphasic spin-echo MR imaging: Comparison with cine MR

Gary R. Caputo, Jun Ichi Suzuki, Chisato Kondo, Hune Cho, Robert A. Quaife, Charles B. Higgins, Dennis L. Parker

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Abstract

In this study, the authors compared a new rapid spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging method, biphasic MR, with cine MR in the determination of left ventricular volume and mass in healthy volunteers. Biphasic spin-echo MR images covering the entire heart were obtained with use of the electrocardiogram R wave and the downslope of the T wave at both end diastole and end systole, respectively. Biphasic MR-determined values correlated well with small standard errors of the estimate (end-diastolic volume = 7.82 cm3, end-systolic volume = 3.35 cm3, end-diastolic mass = 10.20 g, end-systolic mass = 10.08 g, ejection fraction = 2.62%) and were more reproducible. Cine MR-defined end-systolic volume was significantly larger (P < .01) and ejection fraction was significantly smaller (P < .005) than biphasic MR-determined values probably because of the uncertainty in isolating end systole with cine MR. Left ventricular volumes, mass, and ejection fraction are more accurately and reproducibly quantified in a more time-efficient manner with use of biphasic MR than with cine MR because of its significantly shorter image acquisition and reconstruction times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-777
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume177
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1990

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Keywords

  • Heart, ejection fraction
  • Heart, function
  • Heart, MR studies, 524.1214
  • Heart, ventricles
  • Heart, volume
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), cine study, 524.1214

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Caputo, G. R., Suzuki, J. I., Kondo, C., Cho, H., Quaife, R. A., Higgins, C. B., & Parker, D. L. (1990). Determination of left ventricular volume and mass with use of biphasic spin-echo MR imaging: Comparison with cine MR. Radiology, 177(3), 773-777.