Cine MR determination of left ventricular ejection fraction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cine MR imaging provides tomographic images of the heart with both high spatial and high temporal resolution. As many as 32 images per cardiac cycle can be acquired with up to four separate anatomic slices and a total imaging time of 128 cardiac cycles. End-diastolic and end-systolic volumes were determined in 11 patients, and ejection fractions were calculated. The results correlated linearly with those from cardiac catheterization (correlation coefficient of .88). We conclude that cine MR imaging can be used to obtain quantitative information about the heart and has the potential to become a valuable noninvasive means of cardiac evaluation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Utz, JA; Herfkens, RJ; Heinsimer, JA; Bashore, T; Califf, R; Glover, G; Pelc, N; Shimakawa, A

Published Date

  • May 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 148 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 839 - 843

PubMed ID

  • 3495115

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.148.5.839


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States