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Table 2 Vessel length and vessel sharpness for nonenhanced and 2D-SENSE CE-MRA.

From: 2D-SENSE in isotropic slow infusion contrast-enhanced whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography at 3 T

Parameter Non enhanced whole-heart MRA (T2prep) Whole-heart CE-MRA (Gd-BOPTA, 2D-SENSE)
Vessel length (cm) LM + LAD 6.8 ± 2.1 7.5 ± 2.3
  LCx 3.4 ± 0.8 3.9 ± 1.1
  RCA 11.8 ± 3.1 10.6 ± 3.7*
Vessel sharpness (%) LM + LAD 50.2 ± 6.6 46.7 ± 6.0
  LCx 51.1 ± 8.7 42.7 ± 7.5*
  RCA 51.5 ± 7.4 52.0 ± 11.1
  1. *Sigificance: p < 0.05 vs. T2prep values (paired two-sided Student t-test)
  2. LM = left main artery, LAD = left anterior descending artery, LCx = left circumflex, RCA = right coronary artery.