Volume 10 Supplement 1
1106 Normal values for strain calculated from velocity encoded MRI
© Heiberg et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008
Published: 22 October 2008
Regional wall function is an important parameter in the diagnosis of heart disease. Qualitative assessment of wall function has limitations in terms of inter-observer variability and reproducibility. Strain is a relatively new way to obtain a quantitative measure of cardiac function and can be calculated from phase velocity encoded magnetic resonance images.
Discussion and conclusion
Normal values are necessary to correctly identify hypofunctioning myocardium and may aid in detection of multi vessel disease as well as to analyse regions with compensatory hyper contraction. In conclusion, strain derived from phase contrast MR images is a highly promising, fast and simple method to quantify regional wall function.
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