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Heart rate adaptive maximal resolution cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial stress perfusion imaging at 3.0T

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Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with vasodilator stress has high diagnostic accuracy for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD)... Current CMR perfusion pulse sequences use largely fixed acquisition parameters designed to acquire at least three slices every heart beat, optimized for the heart rates that typically occur during pharmacological stress... In patients with lower heart rates there can be a significant amount of unused potential imaging time [Figure 1]... In those with higher heart rates, acquisition with fixed parameters may not be possible at every heart beat... We aimed to assess the feasibility of a perfusion pulse sequence which adapts to the heart rate, maximizing imaging time and acquired spatial resolution... Mean stress heart rate (HR) was 89 ± 11 in the fixed resolution group and 90 ± 18 in the adaptive resolution group... There was no statistical difference in the haemodynamic data between the two groups... In two cases the stress HR was too high for alternate R-R interval imaging with the fixed resolution sequence resulting in alternate heart beat imaging... The mean DRA width was 3.0 ± 0.6 mm (95% CI: 2.57-3.51) with the standard perfusion sequence and 2.1 ± 0.6 mm (95% CI: 1.65-2.57) with the adaptive sequence (p < 0.001)[Figure 2]... There was no statistical difference in median image quality score... Optimising the use of available imaging time during CMR myocardial perfusion imaging with heart rate adaptive shot acquisition duration is feasible and improves the acquired resolution and reduces dark rim artifact whilst maintaining image quality.

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A: Fixed resolution pulse sequence and B: Adaptive resolution pulse sequence with acquisition duration maximised for heart rate. Blue: Pre-pulse; PD - Preparation pulse Delay time; k0: true centre of K space.
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Figure 1: A: Fixed resolution pulse sequence and B: Adaptive resolution pulse sequence with acquisition duration maximised for heart rate. Blue: Pre-pulse; PD - Preparation pulse Delay time; k0: true centre of K space.

Mentions: Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with vasodilator stress has high diagnostic accuracy for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD). Current CMR perfusion pulse sequences use largely fixed acquisition parameters designed to acquire at least three slices every heart beat, optimized for the heart rates that typically occur during pharmacological stress. In patients with lower heart rates there can be a significant amount of unused potential imaging time [Figure 1]. In those with higher heart rates, acquisition with fixed parameters may not be possible at every heart beat. A more flexible acquisition scheme could optimize acquisition parameters specifically for each patient and heart rate with potential improvements in image quality or temporal resolution. We aimed to assess the feasibility of a perfusion pulse sequence which adapts to the heart rate, maximizing imaging time and acquired spatial resolution.


Heart rate adaptive maximal resolution cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial stress perfusion imaging at 3.0T
A: Fixed resolution pulse sequence and B: Adaptive resolution pulse sequence with acquisition duration maximised for heart rate. Blue: Pre-pulse; PD - Preparation pulse Delay time; k0: true centre of K space.
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Figure 1: A: Fixed resolution pulse sequence and B: Adaptive resolution pulse sequence with acquisition duration maximised for heart rate. Blue: Pre-pulse; PD - Preparation pulse Delay time; k0: true centre of K space.
Mentions: Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with vasodilator stress has high diagnostic accuracy for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD). Current CMR perfusion pulse sequences use largely fixed acquisition parameters designed to acquire at least three slices every heart beat, optimized for the heart rates that typically occur during pharmacological stress. In patients with lower heart rates there can be a significant amount of unused potential imaging time [Figure 1]. In those with higher heart rates, acquisition with fixed parameters may not be possible at every heart beat. A more flexible acquisition scheme could optimize acquisition parameters specifically for each patient and heart rate with potential improvements in image quality or temporal resolution. We aimed to assess the feasibility of a perfusion pulse sequence which adapts to the heart rate, maximizing imaging time and acquired spatial resolution.

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Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with vasodilator stress has high diagnostic accuracy for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD)... Current CMR perfusion pulse sequences use largely fixed acquisition parameters designed to acquire at least three slices every heart beat, optimized for the heart rates that typically occur during pharmacological stress... In patients with lower heart rates there can be a significant amount of unused potential imaging time [Figure 1]... In those with higher heart rates, acquisition with fixed parameters may not be possible at every heart beat... We aimed to assess the feasibility of a perfusion pulse sequence which adapts to the heart rate, maximizing imaging time and acquired spatial resolution... Mean stress heart rate (HR) was 89 ± 11 in the fixed resolution group and 90 ± 18 in the adaptive resolution group... There was no statistical difference in the haemodynamic data between the two groups... In two cases the stress HR was too high for alternate R-R interval imaging with the fixed resolution sequence resulting in alternate heart beat imaging... The mean DRA width was 3.0 ± 0.6 mm (95% CI: 2.57-3.51) with the standard perfusion sequence and 2.1 ± 0.6 mm (95% CI: 1.65-2.57) with the adaptive sequence (p < 0.001)[Figure 2]... There was no statistical difference in median image quality score... Optimising the use of available imaging time during CMR myocardial perfusion imaging with heart rate adaptive shot acquisition duration is feasible and improves the acquired resolution and reduces dark rim artifact whilst maintaining image quality.

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