Transectional echo planar imaging of the heart in cyanotic congenital heart disease
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Echo planar imaging is that form of magnetic resonance imaging which gives very short image acquisition times. The method has been used to produce images of the infant heart which are free of cardiorespiratory motion artefact, despite tachypnoea and tachycardia. EPI transections of the normal heart are compared with transections in truncus arteriosus, tetralogy of Fallot, right heart hypoplasia and transposition of the great arteries. The diagnosis of the cause of cyanosis in these infants was established by the noninvasive EPI method and validation of the findings may be found in transectional postmortem analyses reported in the literature.
KeywordsMagnetic Resonance Imaging Heart Disease Congenital Heart Disease Congenital Heart Image Acquisition
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