Validation of volume flow measurements with cine phase-contrast MR imaging for peripheral arterial waveforms.

McCauley TR, Peña CS, Holland CK, Price TB, Gore JC
J Magn Reson Imaging. 1995 5 (6): 663-8

PMID: 8748483 · DOI:10.1002/jmri.1880050608

A flow phantom was used to study MR volume flow measurements for monophasic and triphasic waveforms over the flow range expected in peripheral arteries at rest and with exercise (2-24 mL/sec, n = 50). The improvement in accuracy with phase-correction image processing to eliminate errors caused by eddy currents was measured. Volume flow estimates with Doppler sonography were also measured. MR volume flow measurements correlated with volume collection with r = .996 and mean error = 4.6%. Phase-correction processing decreased mean error from 12.6% to 4.6% (P < .001, paired t-test). Doppler sonography had a higher mean error of 10.3% (P < .001, unpaired t-test). Cine phase-contrast MR imaging provides accurate estimates of volume blood flow for waveforms and flow ranges expected in peripheral arteries.

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Adult Blood Flow Velocity Blood Volume Femoral Artery Fourier Analysis Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine Male Models, Cardiovascular Muscle, Smooth, Vascular Reference Values Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex Vascular Resistance

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