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Pulmonary vascular cine MR imaging: a noninvasive approach to dynamic imaging of the pulmonary circulation.
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PMID:  2389034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cine gradient-recalled magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, which has flow sensitivity and high temporal resolution, may potentially yield both morphologic and dynamic flow-related information in the pulmonary vasculature. The authors used this modality to evaluate pulmonary vessels in 12 healthy subjects and in 14 patients with a variety of cardiopulmonary disorders. Normal pulmonary arteries and veins were characterized by distinctive signal intensity and diameter variations as well as motion of the vessels during the cardiac cycle. Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension demonstrated loss of the normal pulsatile systolic increase and diastolic decline in velocity-related signal intensity and in diameter of the proximal pulmonary arteries. Disorders of pulmonary venous signal and diameter profiles during the cardiac cycle, which show a characteristic biphasic pattern in healthy subjects, were identified in five patients with mitral valvular disease. These initial results indicate that cine MR imaging techniques hold promise in the evaluation of pathophysiologic conditions in the pulmonary circulation.
W B Gefter; H Hatabu; B J Dinsmore; L Axel; H I Palevsky; N Reichek; M L Schiebler; H Y Kressel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  176     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-25     Completed Date:  1990-09-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  761-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology (David W. Devon Medical Imaging Center), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
Motion Pictures as Topic
Myocardial Contraction / physiology
Pulmonary Artery / anatomy & histology*
Pulmonary Circulation*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
Pulmonary Veins / anatomy & histology*
Pulsatile Flow / physiology

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