Technical Aspects

  • Alexis JacquierEmail author


Each cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) sequence must be adapted to the patient in terms of heart rate and duration of apnea. Cardiac gating is a prerequisite in a CMR study. Electrocardiogram leads have to be MR compatible and positioned to provide a clear, strong electrocardiogram signal. Peripheral vein access must be available to inject contrast medium during the scan session. Different CMR techniques at 1.5T, proposed for the evaluation of a cardiac mass, are described further on [1–6].


Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Coronary Anatomy Detector Collimation Phase Sensitive Inversion Recovery Cine Sequence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service d’imagerie Médicale Adulte CHU la TimoneMarseille, Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale (CRMBM) Faculté de Médecine de MarseilleUniversité de la MéditerranéeMarseilleFrance

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