Jay Stephen Detsky1,2, Kim A. Connelly1,3, Gideon A. Paul1,4, John J. Graham3, Alexander J. Dick4, Graham A. Wright1,2
1Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 3Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 4Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The clinical accuracy and reproducibility of a new multi-contrast delayed enhancement (MCDE) sequence was tested in 41 patients. MCDE can be used to simultaneously visualize cardiac wall motion and viability; MCDE showed excellent agreement with the conventional wall motion and delayed enhancement sequences in this study. MCDE provides improved visualization of small infarcts and halves the number of breath-holds required wall motion and viability imaging.