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Table 4 CMR pulse-sequence details and image quality assessment

From: Clinical experience regarding safety and diagnostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with a subcutaneous implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (S-ICD) at 1.5 T

ParameterValue
Used type of cine-sequence
Steady-state free precession (SSFP), n (%)9 (39%)
Spoiled gradient echo (GRE), n (%)23 (100%)
Artefacts in cine images after optimization, n (%)
No artefacts / no limitation0 (0%)
Good image quality with limited artefacts17 (74%)
Poor image quality with substantial artefacts5 (22%)
Image assessment impossible due to extensive artefacts1 (4%)
Used type of LGE-sequence
Conventional inversion-recovery LGE-sequence, n (%)22 (96%)
Modified wide-band LGE-sequence, n (%)20 (87%)
Artefacts in LGE images after optimization
No artefacts / no limitation0 (0%)
Good image quality with limited artefacts13 (56%)
Poor image quality with substantial artefacts10 (44%)
Image assessment impossible due to extensive artefacts0 (0%)
Artefact minimization by additional use of wide-band LGE, n (%)15 (65%)
Artefact minimization by changing phase encoding direction, n (%)9 (39%)
T2-weighted edema imaging, n (%)23 (100%)
Artefacts in T2-weighted edema images, n (%)
No artefacts / no limitation1 (4%)
Good image quality with limited artefacts15 (65%)
Poor image quality with substantial artefacts7 (30%)
Image assessment impossible due to extensive artefacts0 (0%)
Velocity-encoded phase-contrast imaging of aortic flow, n (%)21 (91%)
Artefacts in phase-contrast aortic flow images, n (%)
No artefacts / no limitation14 (61%)
Good image quality with limited artefacts7 (30%)
Poor image quality with substantial artefacts0 (0%)
Image assessment impossible due to extensive artefacts0 (0%)
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) at rest, n (%)16 (70%)
Artefacts in resting perfusion images, n (%)
No artefacts / no limitation1 (4%)
Good image quality with limited artefacts7 (30%)
Poor image quality with substantial artefacts5 (22%)
Image assessment impossible due to extensive artefacts3 (13%)
3D-CMR angiography of the aorta, n (%)15 (65%)
Artefacts in 3D-CMR angiography images, n (%)
No artefacts / no limitation14 (61%)
Good image quality with limited artefacts1 (4%)
Poor image quality with substantial artefacts0 (0%)
Image assessment impossible due to extensive artefacts0 (0%)