Three-Dimensional Free-Breathing Whole-Heart Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography at 1.5 T: Gadobutrol-Enhanced Gradient-Echo Acquisition Sequence Versus Non–Contrast-Enhanced Steady-State Free Precession Sequence

The objective of this study was to compare gadobutrol-enhanced gradient-echo sequence (GRE) acquisition with T2-prepared non–contrast-enhanced steady-state free precession (SSFP) in coronary magnetic resonance angiography at 1.5 T. Methods Twenty-one subjects successfully completed GRE and SSFP acquisition. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), contrast-to-noise ratio, image quality, sharpness, visibility, length, and lumen diameter of vessels were analyzed by 2 experienced radiologists. Results The SNR at whole left circumflex artery, left main artery, and proximal left descending artery (LAD) was significantly higher in SSFP acquisition (P
Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography - Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiothoracic Imaging Source Type: research

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Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
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Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
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Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
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