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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in normal dogs and two dogs with heart base tumor.
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PMID:  20806875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the technique for in vivo cardiac-gated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in normal dogs and its application in two dogs with a large right atrial tumor. The dogs with a cardiac tumor were also imaged using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA). Cardiac-gated MRI and CE-MRA are both feasible in animals with short acquisition times compatible with breath-hold imaging under anesthesia, and provide detailed two- and three-dimensional (3D) depiction of the cardiac anatomy and great vessels with or without contrast medium. Although cardiac MRI will not replace echocardiography, it is a powerful alternative technique to use when knowledge of the 3D anatomy of the vasculature is required, when precise volume measurements are needed or when myocardial characterization is indicated. As opposed to contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiography, cardiac MRI does not use ionizing radiation or iodinated contrast medium.
Wilfried Mai; Chick Weisse; Meg M Sleeper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  2010-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rosenthal Imaging and Treatment Center, Section of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Dogs / anatomy & histology*
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods,  veterinary*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods,  veterinary*
Pulmonary Artery / anatomy & histology,  pathology
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