Evaluation of left ventricular volume and mass with breath-hold cine MR imaging 1

Hajime Sakuma, Naoya Fujita, Thomas K F Foo, Gary R. Caputo, Sarah J. Nelson, Jaakko Hartiala, Ann Shimakawa, Charles B. Higgins

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Abstract

Left ventricular (LV) volumes and mass were evaluated in 10 healthy volunteers with breath-hold cine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The results were compared with those obtained with conventional cine MR imaging. The breath-hold studies showed no ghosting artifact, and cardiac edges were clearly identified because of the reduced blurring. Measurements of LV end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), LV end-systolic volume (LVESV), and LV mass obtained with breath-hold cine MR imaging showed close correlation with those obtained with conventional cine MR imaging (r = .98, .97, and .99, respectively). The interobserver variabilities for LVEDV, LVESV, and LV mass determined with breath-hold cine MR imaging (4.0%, 8.0%, and 3.7%, respectively) were equal to or less than those determined with conventional cine MR imaging (4.0%, 8.6%, and 5.0%, respectively). The authors conclude that breath-hold cine MR imaging is highly useful because an accurate assessment of cardiac function is obtained in less than 5 minutes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume188
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1993

Keywords

  • Heart, function
  • Heart, volume
  • Magnetic resonance (mr), cine study, 51.12144
  • Magnetic resonance (mr), rapid imaging, 51.121416

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Sakuma, H., Fujita, N., Foo, T. K. F., Caputo, G. R., Nelson, S. J., Hartiala, J., Shimakawa, A., & Higgins, C. B. (1993). Evaluation of left ventricular volume and mass with breath-hold cine MR imaging 1. Radiology, 188(2), 377-380.