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Ultrafast Imaging of the Cardiovascular System

  • J. F. Debatin
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Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


The implementation of stronger and faster gradient systems has laid the foundation for vast reductions in magnetic resonance (MR) data acquisition times. Beyond accelerating conventional sequences [1, 2], echo planar imaging (EPI), as first described by Mansfield in 1977 [3], now appears practical. Although much of the preliminary work with echo planar imaging has focused on the heart, EPI provides a unique opportunity to improve the morphologic and functional MR-based evaluation of other vascular structures.


Deep Venous Thrombosis Echo Planar Imaging Data Acquisition Time Echo Planar Imaging Sequence Cardiac Ejection Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Debatin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical RadiologyUniversity Hospital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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