Assessment of Hemodynamic Function with Phase Contrast Flow Quantitation

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


Magnetic resonance (MR) techniques can reach beyond the morphologic assessment of the cardiovascular system by allowing direct quantitative characterization of flow dynamics. Reflecting the inherent motion sensitivity of the MR imaging experiment with regard to both amplitude and phase, two different MR techniques are available for flow measurements: one is based on the influence of motion on signal amplitude, and the other on the influence of motion on signal phase. They can be combined with various gating schemes to achieve excellent temporal resolution throughout the cardiac cycle [l]. Compared to Doppler ultrasound, both techniques are less operator dependent and do not require the presence of an appropriate acoustic window.


Magn Reson Image Flow Mapping Magnetic Resonance Imaging Experiment Magnetic Resonance Flow Image Data Acquisition Strategy 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

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

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