M-mode magnetic resonance imaging: a new modality for assessing cardiac function
1995 (English)In: Clinical Physiology, ISSN 0144-5979, Vol. 15, no 4, 397-407 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of the heart have been used for some years, but there are few tools available to quantify cardiac motion. A method has been developed that creates an M-mode MRI image, analogous to the one used in echocardiography, to display motion along a line as a function of time. The M-mode image is created from MRI images acquired with an ordinary gradient echo cine sequence. In a cinematographic display of the images, a cursor line can be positioned in order to determine the orientation of the measurement. A resampling algorithm then calculates the appearance of the M-mode image along the cursor line. The MRI method has been compared to echocardiographic M-mode in a phantom study and by measuring mitral and tricuspid annulus motion in 20 normal subjects. The phantom study showed no significant differences between MRI and echocardiographic M-mode measurements (difference mm). The annulus motion exhibits a similar pattern using both methods and the measured amplitudes are in close agreement. M-mode MRI provides similar information to echocardiography, but the cursor line can be placed arbitrarily within the image plane and the method is thus not limited to certain acoustic windows. This makes M-mode MRI a promising technique for assessing cardiac motion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. Vol. 15, no 4, 397-407 p.
cardiac motion, heart, image processing, MRI, M-mode
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79469DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.1995.tb00529.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79469DiVA: diva2:542568