1,504 pages | 100 B/W Illus.
This book details the latest research on magnetic resonance (MRI) tagging technology related to heart mechanics. The book compare and contrast different tagging techniques, explain different imaging sequences and post processing algorithms, and associate the tagging techniques with different applications. It presents MRI techniques in chronological order, describing how the drawbacks of a certain technique led to the invention of the next one.
Introduction. Heart Morphology, Function, and Diseases. MRI Basics. Global Heart Function. Tagging by Magnetization Saturation. Spatial Modulation of Magnetization (SPAMM). Delay Alternating with Nutations for Tailored Excitation (DANTE). Complementary SPAMM (CSPAMM). Other Tagging Patterns. Data Acquisition Techniques. Tagging Analysis. 3D Tagging. Harmonic Phase (HARP). Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes (DENSE). Strain Encoding (SENC). Cardiac Mechanics Applications. Conclusions and Further Directions.