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Endocardial and epicardial myocardial perfusion determined by semi-quantitative and quantitative myocardial perfusion magnetic resonance.
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PMID:  22124683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study aims to quantify subendocardial and subepicardial myocardial blood flow (MBF) from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and to compare semi-quantitative and quantitative analysis methods. 17 healthy volunteers (9 males, mean age 34 ± 8) were scanned during adenosine stress and at rest. A "semi-quantitative" myocardial perfusion index (MPI) was calculated based on maximal upslopes of signal intensity-time profiles for a mid-ventricular myocardial slice. In addition, absolute MBF (ml/g/min) was estimated using Fermi-constrained deconvolution. On semi-quantitative analysis, the ratio of subendocardial to subepicardial MPI was 0.98 ± 0.1 at stress and 1.16 ± 0.09 at rest, P < 0.0001. The MPRI (i.e. the ratio of stress over rest MPI) for the subendocardium was 1.54 ± 0.3 versus 1.81 ± 0.35 for the subepicardium, P = 0.03. For quantitative analysis, the ratio of subendocardial to subepicardial MBF was 0.91 ± 0.11 at stress versus 1.17 ± 0.16 at rest, P < 0.0001. The subendocardial MBF reserve was also lower than in the subepicardium (2.6 ± 0.75 vs. 3.32 ± 0.93, P = 0.027). In conclusion, semi-quantitative and quantitative analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI shows higher subendocardial blood flow at rest and reduced subendocardial perfusion reserve compared to the subepicardium.
Abdulghani Larghat; John Biglands; Neil Maredia; John P Greenwood; Stephen G Ball; Michael Jerosch-Herold; Aleksandra Radjenovic; Sven Plein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-8312     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre & Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
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