Correlation of cine MR imaging with two-dimensional pulsed Doppler echocardiography in valvular insufficiency.


Journal Article

Eight adults with known valvular insufficiency were studied with cine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Our cine MR uses cardiac synchronization of a rapid small flip angle pulse sequence on a 1.5 T MR system. Eleven regurgitant lesions (including aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves) were imaged with both cine MR and two-dimensional pulsed Doppler echocardiography (2-DPDE). In each case of significant regurgitation the jet of valvular insufficiency was easily seen as a discrete area of low signal with cine MR. Not only was the regurgitant jet identified but also its relative severity agreed well with the 2-DPDE results. In two patients the regurgitant lesions were identified on cine MR prior to 2-DPDE. In addition to the regurgitant jet, chamber enlargement and wall thickening were also well demonstrated. Cine MR is a promising modality for both the detection and semiquantification of valvular insufficiency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schiebler, M; Axel, L; Reichek, N; Aurigemma, G; Yeager, B; Douglas, P; Bogin, K; Kressel, H

Published Date

  • July 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 627 - 632

PubMed ID

  • 3597886

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3597886

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004728-198707000-00015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States