How we perform delayed enhancement imaging.

Published

Journal Article

Recently, numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of a segmented inversion recovery fast gradient echo (seg IR-FGE) sequence for differentiating injured from normal myocardium. This technique for delayed enhancement imaging has been shown to be effective in identifying the presence and extent of myocardial infarction, as well as predicting improvement in contractile function after coronary revascularization. In this article we outline the procedure of delayed enhancement imaging performed at our center, describe the seg IR-FGE sequence in more detail, including our process for choosing sequence settings, review our process of image interpretation, and highlight potential pitfalls (and techniques to overcome them) that we have encountered in our experience with performing the technique in over 1500 patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, RJ; Shah, DJ; Judd, RM

Published Date

  • July 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 505 - 514

PubMed ID

  • 12882082

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12882082

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-429X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6647

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1081/jcmr-120022267

Language

  • eng