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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419591/application-of-spin-echoes-in-the-regime-of-weak-dephasing-to-t1-mapping-of-the-lung
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Jakob Assländer, Steffen J Glaser, Jürgen Hennig
PURPOSE: This work presents an approach to mapping the entire lung's proton density and T1 within a single breath-hold and analyzes the apparent T1 when exciting with a spin echo generating pulse in comparison to a standard gradient echo acquisition. METHODS: An inversion-recovery SNAPSHOT-FLASH sequence with a stack-of-stars k-space readout with a golden angle increment was modified to use a spin echo generating radiofrequency-pulse for excitation. Data of five volunteers were acquired on a 3T scanner and image reconstruction was performed by an iterative algorithm adopted from MR-Fingerprinting...
April 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418811/hypertrabeculated-left-ventricular-myocardium-in-relationship-to-myocardial-function-and-fibrosis-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nadine Kawel-Boehm, Robyn L McClelland, Filip Zemrak, Gabriella Captur, W Gregory Hundley, Chia-Ying Liu, James C Moon, Steffen E Petersen, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, João A C Lima, David A Bluemke
Purpose To determine if excess greater left ventricle (LV) trabeculation is associated with decreased average regional myocardial function, diffuse fibrosis, or both. Materials and Methods This was a HIPAA-compliant institutional board approved multicenter study, and all participants provided written informed consent. Participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) underwent a comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) examination. LV trabeculation was measured with the maximal apical fractal dimension (FD), which is a marker of endocardial complexity...
April 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412435/cmr-derived-extracellular-volume-fraction-as-a-marker%C3%A2-for-myocardial-fibrosis-the-importance-of-coexisting-myocardial-inflammation
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Julia Anna Lurz, Christian Luecke, David Lang, Christian Besler, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Karin Klingel, Reinhard Kandolf, Volker Adams, Katharina Schöne, Gerhard Hindricks, Gerhard Schuler, Axel Linke, Holger Thiele, Matthias Gutberlet, Philipp Lurz
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether extracellular volume fraction (ECV) can reliably inform on the extent of diffuse fibrosis in the simultaneous presence of myocardial inflammation, which has not been verified to date. BACKGROUND: Diffuse myocardial fibrosis is associated with unfavorable outcome in patients with cardiomyopathy, and is of prognostic relevance. Assessment of ECV bears promise for being a noninvasive surrogate parameter, but it may be altered by other pathologies...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412429/myocardial-inflammation-an-important-pitfall-during-cmr-t1-mapping-for-the-quantification-of-diffuse-fibrosis-in-heart%C3%A2-failure
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EDITORIAL
Julia Mascherbauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398559/inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-myocarditis-t1-mapping-the-heart-of-the-problem
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Elliott J Carande, Stefan K Piechnik, Saul G Myerson, Vanessa M Ferreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396918/comparison-of-10-and-20-min-hepatobiliary-phase-images-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-t1-mapping-for-liver-function-assessment-in-clinic
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Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
PURPOSE: To compare hepatobiliary phase (HBP) images obtained 10 and 20 min after Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI for liver function assessment in clinic on 3.0 T MR imaging. METHODS: 103 patients were separated into four groups: 38 patients for the normal liver function (NLF) group, 33 patients for the liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh A (LCA) group, 21 patients for the liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh B group, and 11 patients for a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh C group...
April 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376820/blood-correction-reduces-variability-and-gender-differences-in-native-myocardial-t1-values-at-1-5%C3%A2-t-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-a-derivation-validation-approach
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Jannike Nickander, Magnus Lundin, Goran Abdula, Peder Sörensson, Stefania Rosmini, James C Moon, Peter Kellman, Andreas Sigfridsson, Martin Ugander
BACKGROUND: Myocardial native T1 measurements are likely influenced by intramyocardial blood. Since blood T1 is both variable and longer compared to myocardial T1, this will degrade the precision of myocardial T1 measurements. Precision could be improved by correction, but the amount of correction and the optimal blood T1 variables to correct with are unknown. We hypothesized that an appropriate correction would reduce the standard deviation (SD) of native myocardial T1. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n = 400) referred for CMR with known or suspected heart disease were split into a derivation cohort for model construction (n = 200, age 51 ± 18 years, 50% male) and a validation cohort for assessing model performance (n = 200, age 48 ± 17 years, 50% male)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376285/impact-of-denoising-on-precision-and-accuracy-of-saturation-recovery-based-myocardial-t1-mapping
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Aurélien Bustin, Pauline Ferry, Andrei Codreanu, Marine Beaumont, Shufang Liu, Darius Burschka, Jacques Felblinger, Anja C S Brau, Anne Menini, Freddy Odille
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of a novel postprocessing denoising technique on accuracy and precision in myocardial T1 mapping. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study introduces a fast and robust denoising method developed for magnetic resonance T1 mapping. The technique imposes edge-preserving regularity and exploits the co-occurence of spatial gradients in the acquired T1 -weighted images. The proposed approach was assessed in simulations, ex vivo data and in vivo imaging on a cohort of 16 healthy volunteers (12 males, average age 39 ± 8 years, 62 ± 9 bpm) both in pre- and postcontrast injection...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373647/fibrosis-quantification-in-hypertensive-heart-disease-with-lvh-and-non-lvh-findings-from-t1-mapping-and-contrast-free-cardiac-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Lian-Ming Wu, Rui Wu, Yang-Rongzheng Ou, Bing-Hua Chen, Qiu-Ying Yao, Qing Lu, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, Dong-Aolei An, Jian-Rong Xu
This study assessed the extent of fibrosis and the relationship between the ADC value and systolic strain in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (HTN LVH) and hypertensive patients without LVH (HTN non-LVH) using cardiac diffusion-weighted imaging and T1 mapping. T1 mapping was performed in 13 HTN LVH (mean age, 56.23 ± 3.30 years), 17 HTN non-LVH (mean age, 56.41 ± 2.78 years), and 12 normal control subjects (mean age, 55.67 ± 3.08 years) with 3.0 T MRI using cardiac diffusion-weighted imaging and T1 mapping...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357724/correlation-between-right-ventricular-t1-mapping-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#10
Christine L Jellis, Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Neville Gai, Kenya Kusunose, Zoran B Popović, Scott Flamm, Deborah Kwon
Right ventricular (RV) fibrosis is increasingly recognized as the underlying pathological substrate in a variety of clinical conditions. We sought to employ cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques of strain imaging and longitudinal relaxation time (T1) mapping to better examine the relationship between RV function and structure. Our aim was to initially evaluate the feasibility of these techniques to evaluate the right ventricle. We then sought to explore the relationship between RV function and underlying fibrosis, along with examining the evolution of RV remodeling according to the amount of baseline fibrosis...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349596/b1-sensitivity-analysis-of-quantitative-magnetization-transfer-imaging
#11
Mathieu Boudreau, Nikola Stikov, G Bruce Pike
PURPOSE: To evaluate the sensitivity of quantitative magnetization transfer (qMT) fitted parameters to B1 inaccuracies, focusing on the difference between two categories of T1 mapping techniques: B1 -independent and B1 -dependent. METHODS: The B1 -sensitivity of qMT was investigated and compared using two T1 measurement methods: inversion recovery (IR) (B1 -independent) and variable flip angle (VFA), B1 -dependent). The study was separated into four stages: 1) numerical simulations, 2) sensitivity analysis of the Z-spectra, 3) healthy subjects at 3T, and 4) comparison using three different B1 imaging techniques...
March 27, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338005/the-association-between-diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-myocardial-dysfunction-in-diabetic-rabbits
#12
Mu Zeng, Yingyan Qiao, Zhaoying Wen, Jun Liu, Enhua Xiao, Changlian Tan, Yibin Xie, Jing An, Zishu Zhang, Zhanming Fan, Debiao Li
The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between imaging surrogates for diffuse fibrosis and myocardial dysfunction. Thirty-six New Zealand white rabbits were classified into two groups: a control group (n = 18) and an alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) group (n = 18). For all rabbits, conventional ultrasonography, two-dimensional speckle tracking, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping were performed; all of the rabbits were then sacrificed for Masson's staining. The extracellular volume (ECV) was calculated from pre- and post-contrast T1 values and compared with myocardial function measured by echocardiography using Pearson's correlation...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337119/analysis-of-the-precision-of-variable-flip-angle-t1-mapping-with-emphasis-on-the-noise-propagated-from-rf-transmit-field-maps
#13
Yoojin Lee, Martina F Callaghan, Zoltan Nagy
In magnetic resonance imaging, precise measurements of longitudinal relaxation time (T1) is crucial to acquire useful information that is applicable to numerous clinical and neuroscience applications. In this work, we investigated the precision of T1 relaxation time as measured using the variable flip angle method with emphasis on the noise propagated from radiofrequency transmit field ([Formula: see text]) measurements. The analytical solution for T1 precision was derived by standard error propagation methods incorporating the noise from the three input sources: two spoiled gradient echo (SPGR) images and a [Formula: see text] map...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323379/effects-of-short-term-levothyroxine-therapy-on-myocardial-injuries-in-patients-with-severe-overt-hypothyroidism-evidence-from-a-cardiac-mri-study
#14
Xia Gao, Zhe Chen, Min Liu, Yu-Mei Jia, Ning Yang, Zhi Yao, Xiao-Meng Feng, Yuan Xu, Guang Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) myocardial injuries and cardiac function in patients with newly diagnosed severe primary overt hypothyroidism (HT) before and after achieving euthyroidism by short-term levothyroxine treatment. Levothyroxine treatment improves cardiovascular performance and ventricular remodeling in patients with HT, but diffuse myocardial injuries induced by HT are difficult to detect clinically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Myocardial longitudinal relaxation time (T1 ) mapping using the modified Look-Locker inversion-recovery (MOLLI) sequences at 3...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314659/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-cmr-t1-mapping-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#15
Karl-Philipp Rommel, Christian Lücke, Philipp Lurz
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) presents a major challenge in modern cardiology. Although this syndrome is of increasing prevalence and is associated with unfavorable outcomes, treatment trials have failed to establish effective therapies. Currently, solutions to this dilemma are being investigated, including categorizing and characterizing patients more diversely to individualize treatment. In this regard, new imaging techniques might provide important information. Diastolic dysfunction is a diagnostic and pathophysiological cornerstone in HFpEF and is believed to be caused by systemic inflammation with the development of interstitial myocardial fibrosis and myocardial stiffening...
March 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301086/b1-mapping-for-bias-correction-in-quantitative-t1-imaging-of-the-brain-at-3t-using-standard-pulse-sequences
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Mathieu Boudreau, Christine L Tardif, Nikola Stikov, John G Sled, Wayne Lee, G Bruce Pike
PURPOSE: B1 mapping is important for many quantitative imaging protocols, particularly those that include whole-brain T1 mapping using the variable flip angle (VFA) technique. However, B1 mapping sequences are not typically available on many magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The aim of this work was to demonstrate that B1 mapping implemented using standard scanner product pulse sequences can produce B1 (and VFA T1 ) maps comparable in quality and acquisition time to advanced techniques...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274834/resolution-considerations-in-imaging-of-the-cortical-layers
#17
Shlomi Lifshits, Omri Tomer, Ittai Shamir, Daniel Barazany, Galia Tsarfaty, Saharon Rosset, Yaniv Assaf
The cortical layers are a finger print of brain development, function, connectivity and pathology. Obviously, the formation of the layers and their composition is essential to cognition and behavior. The layers were traditionally measured by histological means but recent studies utilizing MRI suggested that T1 relaxation imaging consist of enough contrast to separate the layers. Indeed extreme resolution, post mortem, studies demonstrated this phenomenon. Yet, one of the limiting factors of using T1 MRI to visualize the layers in neuroimaging research is partial volume effect...
March 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274575/relation-of-myocardial-contrast-enhanced-t1-mapping-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-to-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy
#18
Ulas Höke, Mand J H Khidir, Rob J van der Geest, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan
Myocardial scar is known to be associated with limited left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, the impact of diffuse myocardial interstitial fibrosis, as assessed with myocardial T1 mapping cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), has not been studied in patients with CRT. Therefore, we aimed at evaluating the association between diffuse myocardial interstitial fibrosis, in nonischemic cardiomyopathy patients, and LV reverse remodeling after CRT. A total of 40 patients (61 ± 11 years) with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent CMR before CRT implantation were included...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253330/intensity-standardisation-of-7t-mr-images-for-intensity-based-segmentation-of-the-human-hypothalamus
#19
Stephanie Schindler, Jan Schreiber, Pierre-Louis Bazin, Robert Trampel, Alfred Anwander, Stefan Geyer, Peter Schönknecht
The high spatial resolution of 7T MRI enables us to identify subtle volume changes in brain structures, providing potential biomarkers of mental disorders. Most volumetric approaches require that similar intensity values represent similar tissue types across different persons. By applying colour-coding to T1-weighted MP2RAGE images, we found that the high measurement accuracy achieved by high-resolution imaging may be compromised by inter-individual variations in the image intensity. To address this issue, we analysed the performance of five intensity standardisation techniques in high-resolution T1-weighted MP2RAGE images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249571/evaluating-segmental-liver-function-using-t1-mapping-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-with-a-3-0-tesla
#20
Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
BACKGROUND: Assessing the liver function provides valuable information to evaluate surgical risk and plan accordingly. Current studies focus on whole liver function evaluation. However, assessment of segmental liver function is equally important in the clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI can evaluate the liver function of each segment by using T1 mapping at 3 Tesla MRI. METHODS: One hundred three patients were classified into one of 4 groups: a normal liver function (NLF) group (n = 38), a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh A (LCA) group (n = 33), a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh B (LCB) group (n = 21), and a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh C (LCC) group (n = 11)...
March 1, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
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