Magnetic resonance imaging of coronary arteries

Mehmet Akçakaya, Reza Nezafat

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Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, despite signifi cant efforts in prevention and treatment. Coronary artery magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive diagnosis technique among patients with suspected anomalous coronary artery disease and coronary artery aneurysms. In this chapter, we will review the imaging strategies for magnetic resonance imaging of coronary arteries and veins. We review techniques for compensating the near-constant motion of the coronaries during both the respiratory and the cardiac cycles, for improving signal-to-noise ratio and contrast-tonoise ratio, advanced methods for accelerated imaging and high-fi eld imaging, and coronary vein imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBasic Principles of Cardiovascular MRI
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics and Imaging Technique
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319221410
ISBN (Print)9783319221403
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Accelerated imaging
  • Cardiac motion
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary magnetic resonance imaging
  • Coronary vein imaging
  • High-field imaging
  • Motion compensation
  • Respiratory motion
  • T1 contrast
  • T2 contrast


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