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Cardiac magnetic resonance techniques: Our experience on wide bore 3 tesla magnetic resonance system.

Authors
  • Auti, Onkar B1, 2
  • Bandekar, Kalashree2
  • Kamat, Nikhil2
  • Raj, Vimal1
  • 1 Department of Radio-diagnosis, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Radio-diagnosis, Jupiter Hospital, Thane, Maharashtra, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
27
Issue
4
Pages
404–412
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_503_16
PMID: 29379234
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become a widely adapted imaging modality in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular diseases. It provides unparalleled data of cardiac function and myocardial morphology. Majority of CMR imaging is currently being performed on 1.5 Tesla (T) MR systems. Over the last many years, the cardiac imaging protocols have been standardized and optimized in the 1.5T systems. 3T MR systems are now being used more and more in small and large institutions in our country due to their proven advantages in the field of neuro, body, and musculoskeletal imaging. Cardiac imaging on 3T system can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it may provide nondiagnostic images due to significant artifacts, and on the other hand, it may complete the examination in quick time and provide excellent quality images. It is therefore important for the user to be aware of the potential pitfalls of CMR in 3T systems and also the necessary steps to avoid them. In this study, we discuss various challenges and advantages of performing CMR in a 3T system. We also present potential technical solutions to improve the image quality.

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