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Cardiac MR functional imaging

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Holthuis, Lonneke Philips • Netherlands

This application tip provides information about Cardiac MR functional imaging on a 1.5T Philips MRI system operating at Release 5.3 or higher.

1. Cine scans for functional imaging of the heart

Cine scans can be used for studying wall motion and ventricular function. A variety of scan methods is available for cine imaging, but Balanced FFE is typically used for breath-hold cardiac cine scans.

Use the link below to read more about Cardiac functional Imaging, such as: 

  • Balanced FFE: understanding teh scan technique and how to use it
  • Interactive scanning for determining geometry angulations for the different cardiac views in real time.
  • 3 Points Planscan for defining an irreular plane by placementof three points on one or more images of different orientations.
  • PlanAlign for double obliques scans.


2. Workflow for Cardiac MR functional imaging

Below you can download a workflow guide for Cardiac functional imaging. It explains the workflow, including:


  • Scan preparation
  • Patient positioning
  • Scan techniques
  • Synchronization techniques
  • Parameter considerations
  • Image quality


3. Planning Cardiac MR functional views

You may click the link below to access more information on the basic cardiac views and inflow / outflow tracts and how to plan them: 

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