Multi-center transferability of a breath-hold T2 technique for myocardial iron assessment


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HE T., KIRK P., FIRMIN D. N. , LAM W. M. , CHU W. C. W. , AU W., et al.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, cilt.10, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1532-429x-10-11
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Özet

Background: Cardiac iron overload is the leading cause of death in thalassemia major and is usually assessed using myocardial T2* measurements. Recently a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) breath-hold T2 sequence has been developed as a possible alternative. This cardiac T2 technique has good interstudy reproducibility, but its transferability to different centres has not yet been investigated.