By Andre J. Duerinckx, A.E. Stillman
In recent times, there was expanding curiosity within the medical purposes of coronary angiography innovations. Coronary MRA could be instrumental within the assessment of congenital coronary artery anomalies, in spite of the fact that, the complexity of complex MR pulse sequences and methods will be overwhelming to many. Coronary MR Angiography demystifies the artwork of coronary MRA via delivering a textual content in undeniable language with truly illustrated imaging steps and protocols. Designed to bridge the distance among radiology and cardiology, it really is written for physicians and scientists making plans to include this method into their study or perform.
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Multiple preclinical studies (as discussed later in the book), including the first one by Manning et al. in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993 (31), have clearly shown that good-quality breathhold coronary MRA can be performed in patients. Duerinckx et al. (4) have also documented variability of diaphragm position in patients and in normal volunteers during sequential breathhold maneuvers. In the early days of coronary MRA (first-generation techniques), investigators were forced to use prone positioning because in the very early days of coronary MRA, phased array thoracic coils were not yet available.