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Fig. 1 | Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

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From: Non-invasive differentiation of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with cardiac involvement from acute viral myocarditis using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging T1 and T2 mapping

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Mapping parameters estimation in the skeletal muscles. As a first step, visible skeletal muscles were delineated on the first TI image after setting the adequate gray levels. Second, each muscle region of interest (ROI) was propagated on all the following TI images. Third, a zoom was performed around each propagated ROIs and gray levels were adjusted to allow their reshaping and displacement in order to avoid fat and vessels as well as to adapt to muscle deformation when necessary. Finally, for each ROI, gray levels were averaged for successive TI images and the resulting signal is fitted with an exponential model to calculate native T1 in the above example. Of note, this process is performed first on native T1 dataset and the resulting ROIs are copied on post-contrast T1 and T2 datasets and the correction process is repeated

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