volume 29, issue 1, P17-27 2015
DOI: 10.1007/s10334-015-0503-6
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Abstract: ObjectivesReproducibility of myocardial contour determination in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is important, especially when determining T2* values per myocardial segment as a prognostic factor of heart failure or thalassemia. A method creating a composite image with contrasts optimized for drawing myocardial contours is introduced and compared with the standard method on a single image.Materials and methodsA total of 36 short-axis slices from bright-blood multigradient echo (MGE) T2* scans of 21 patients…

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