Korean J Radiol.  2018 Jun;19(3):372-380. 10.3348/kjr.2018.19.3.372.

Single-Dose Gadoterate Meglumine for 3T Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI for the Assessment of Chronic Myocardial Infarction: Intra-Individual Comparison with Conventional Double-Dose 1.5T MRI

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul 03080, Korea. iameuna1@gmail.com

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
To intra-individually compare 3T magnetic resonance (MR) images obtained with one dose gadoterate meglumine to 1.5T MR using conventional double dose for assessment of chronic myocardial infarction.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Sixteen patients diagnosed with chronic myocardial infarctions were examined on single-dose 3T MR within two weeks after undergoing double-dose 1.5T MR. Representative short-axis images were acquired at three points after administration of gadoterate meglumine. Contrast-to-noise ratios between infarcted and normal myocardium (CNRinfarct-normal) and between infarct and left ventricular cavity (CNRinfarct-LVC) were calculated and compared intra-individually at each temporal scan. Additionally, two independent readers assessed relative infarct size semi-automatically and inter-observer reproducibility was evaluated using intraclass correlation coefficient.
RESULTS
While higher CNRinfarct-normal was revealed at single-dose 3T at only 10 minutes scan (p = 0.047), the CNRinfarct-LVC was higher at single-dose 3T MR at each temporal scan (all, p < 0.05). Measurement of relative infarct size was not significantly different between both examinations for both observers (all, p > 0.05). However, inter-observer reproducibility was higher at single-dose 3T MR (all, p < 0.05).
CONCLUSION
Single-dose 3T MR is as effective as double-dose 1.5T MR for delineation of infarcted myocardium while being superior in detection of infarcted myocardium from the blood cavity, and provides better reproducibility for infarct size quantification.

Keyword

Chronic myocardial infarction; Magnetic resonance imaging; Gadolinium contrast agent; Late gadolinium enhancement

MeSH Terms

Gadolinium*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Meglumine*
Myocardial Infarction*
Myocardium
Gadolinium
Meglumine
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