Automated observer-independent acquisition of cardiac short-axis MR images: a pilot study

Radiology. 2001 Nov;221(2):537-42. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2212010177.


The authors compared an automated observer-independent acquisition planning method for short-axis multisection multiphase cardiac magnetic resonance imaging studies with conventional manual image planning. Systematic and random differences and reproducibility of left ventricular function measurements and image geometry were evaluated in five healthy adult volunteers and 20 patient studies. Results with the automated planning method were as accurate and reproducible as those with the manual planning method.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Myocardium / pathology*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Reproducibility of Results