Aortic Pulse Wave Velocities Using Real-Time Phase-Contrast MRI
Arun A. Josepha, b, Martin Fasshauserc, Klaus-Dietmar Merboldta, Jens Frahma, b, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 9
Last Page: 14
Publisher Id: TOMIJ-9-9
Article History:Received Date: 23/01/2015
Revision Received Date: 17/04/2015
Acceptance Date: 20/04/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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To evaluate aortic pulse wave velocities obtained by real-time phase-contrast (PC) MRI in comparison to cine PC MRI.
Real-time PC MRI of eight healthy volunteers employed highly undersampled radial FLASH sequences and phase-sensitive image reconstructions by regularized nonlinear inversion (NLINV) at 40 ms temporal resolution and 1.3 mm in-plane resolution. Pulse wave velocities were analyzed for combinations of 2, 3 and 4 locations of aortic flow using time-to-upslope and cross-correlation methods.
For the time-to-upslope analysis mean pulse wave velocities ranged from 3.5 to 3.9 m s-1 for real-time PC MRI and from 3.5 to 3.8 m s-1 for cine PC MRI. A cross-correlation analysis of the same data resulted in 2.9 to 3.3 m s-1 and 3.3 to 3.7 m s-1, respectively.
Real-time PC MRI determined aortic pulse wave velocities from single cardiac cycles in close correspondence to values obtained by cine PC MRI.