Flow Imaging: Cardiac Applications of 3D Cine Phase-Contrast MRI
2011 (English)In: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, ISSN 1941-9074, Vol. 4, no 2, 127-133 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Global and regional blood flow dynamics are of pivotal importance to cardiac function. Fluid mechanical forces can affect hemolysis and platelet aggregation, as well as myocardial remodeling. In recent years, assessment of blood flow patterns based on time-resolved, three-dimensional, three-directional phase-contrast MRI (3D cine PC MRI) has become possible and rapidly gained popularity. Initially, this technique was mainly known for its intuitive and appealing visualizations of the cardiovascular blood flow. Most recently, the technique has begun to go beyond compelling images toward comprehensive and quantitative assessment of blood flow. In this article, cardiac applications of 3D cine PC MRI data are discussed, starting with a review of the acquisition and analysis techniques, and including descriptions of promising applications of cardiac 3D cine PC MRI for the clinical evaluation of myocardial, valvular, and vascular disorders.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 4, no 2, 127-133 p.
magnetic resonance imaging, heart, blood flow, velocity, 4D, time-resolved, three-dimensional, three-directional, valve, visualization
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems Physiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67957DOI: 10.1007/s12410-011-9065-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67957DiVA: diva2:414661
The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com:
Tino Ebbers , Flow Imaging: Cardiac Applications of 3D Cine Phase-Contrast MRI, 2011, Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, (4), 2, 127-133.