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Albrecht, MH; Varga-Szemes, A; Schoepf, UJ; Apfaltrer, G; Xu, J; Jin, KN; Hlavacek, AM; Chowdhury, SM; Suranyi, P; Tesche, C; De Cecco, CN; Piccini, D; Stuber, M; Ginami, G; Vogl, TJ; Nutting, A.
Coronary artery assessment using self-navigated free-breathing radial whole-heart magnetic resonance angiography in patients with congenital heart disease.
Eur Radiol. 2018; 28(3):1267-1275
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Apfaltrer Georg

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To evaluate a self-navigated free-breathing three-dimensional (SNFB3D) radial whole-heart MRA technique for assessment of main coronary arteries (CAs) and side branches in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). SNFB3D-MRA datasets of 109 patients (20.1±11.8 years) were included. Three readers assessed the depiction of CA segments, diagnostic confidence in determining CA dominance, overall image quality and the ability to freeze cardiac and respiratory motion. Vessel sharpness was quantitatively measured. The percentages of cases with excellent CA depiction were as follows (mean score): left main, 92.6 % (1.92); left anterior descending (LAD), 88.3 % (1.88); right (RCA), 87.8 % (1.85); left circumflex, 82.8 % (1.82); posterior descending, 50.2 % (1.50) and first diagonal, 39.8 % (1.39). High diagnostic confidence for the assessment of CA dominance was achieved in 56.2 % of MRA examinations (mean score, 1.56). Cardiac motion freezing (mean score, 2.18; Pearson's r=0.73, P<0.029) affected image quality more than respiratory motion freezing (mean score, 2.20; r=0.58, P<0.029). Mean quantitative vessel sharpness of the internal thoracic artery, RCA and LAD were 53.1, 52.5 and 48.7 %, respectively. Most SNFB3D-MRA examinations allow for excellent depiction of the main CAs in young CHD patients; visualisation of side branches remains limited. • Self-navigated free-breathing three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography (SNFB3D-MRA) sufficiently visualises coronary arteries (CAs). • Depiction of main CAs in patients with congenital heart disease is excellent. • Visualisation of CA side branches using SNFB3D-MRA is limited. • SNFB3D-MRA image quality is especially correlated to cardiac motion freezing ability.
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Adolescent -
Adult -
Child -
Child, Preschool -
Coronary Vessels - pathology
Female -
Heart Defects, Congenital - diagnosis
Humans -
Imaging, Three-Dimensional - methods
Infant -
Infant, Newborn -
Magnetic Resonance Angiography - methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine - methods
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Middle Aged -
Respiration -
Young Adult -

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Magnetic resonance angiography
Cardiac imaging
Paediatric radiology
Congenital heart disease
Coronary angiography
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