Interstudy repeatability of self-gated quantitative myocardial perfusion MRI Article

Likhite, D, Suksaranjit, P, Adluru, G et al. (2016). Interstudy repeatability of self-gated quantitative myocardial perfusion MRI . 43(6), 1369-1378. 10.1002/jmri.25107

cited authors

  • Likhite, D; Suksaranjit, P; Adluru, G; Hu, N; Weng, C; Kholmovski, E; McGann, C; Wilson, B; DiBella, E



  • Purpose To evaluate the interstudy repeatability of multislice quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial blood flow (MBF), myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR), and extracellular volume (ECV). A unique saturation recovery self-gated acquisition was used for the perfusion scans. Materials and Methods An ungated golden angle radial turboFLASH pulse sequence was used to scan 10 subjects on two separate days on a 3T scanner. A single saturation pulse was followed by a set of four slices. Rest and hyperemia scans were acquired during free breathing. The images were reconstructed using an iterative algorithm with spatiotemporal constraints. The ungated images were retrospectively binned (self-gated) into near-systole and near-diastole. Deformable registration was performed to adjust for respiratory and residual cardiac motion, and the data were fit with a Fermi model to estimate the interstudy repeatability of quantitative self-gated MBF and MPR. Results The coefficient of variation (CoV) of the territorial MPR using the self-gated near-systole data was 18.6%. The self-gated near-diastole data gave less good CoV of MPR, equal to 46.2%. For MBFs, and using smaller (segmental) regions, the CoVs were 20.1% and 22.7% for the estimation of myocardial blood flow at stress and rest, respectively, using the self-gated near-systole data. The self-gated near-diastole data gave CoV = 48.6% and 44.9% for stress and rest. Conclusion The self-gated free-breathing technique for quantification of myocardial blood flow showed good repeatability for near-systole, with results comparable to published studies on interstudy repeatability of quantitative myocardial perfusion MRI using ECG-gating and breath-holds. Self-gated near-diastole data results were less repeatable.

publication date

  • June 1, 2016

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  • 1369

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