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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Protocol

Magnetic resonance(MR) imaging was performed on GE Signa 1.5 Tesla scanner. Axial images through the LV were obtained with the gradient echo cine technique. This sequence provides images with an in plane resolution of 1.64 x 1.64 mm and 5mm resolution perpendicular to the imaging planes. Temporal resolution is 40msec for each location acquisition. The resulting 3D image frame at one time instant will consist of sixteen 2D image slices, while within the entire cardiac cycle, we have sixteen 3D frames.

Wed Feb 23 15:02:52 EST 1994