Yuki Ohmoto1, Rieko Ishimura2, Takashi Yoshida3, Miho Yabuyamada3, Junji Takahashi3, Shigehide Kuhara4, Sachiko Isono4, Ayako Ninomiya4, Mitsue Miyazaki4, Hiroyuki Tsuji1, Yasuji Arase1
1Health Management Center, Toranomon Hospital, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 2Cardiovascular Center, Toranomon Hospital; 3Radiology, Toranomon Hospital; 4MRI systems Division, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Whole-Heart Magnetic Resonance Coronary Angiography (WH MRCA) is a very useful tool for screening for coronary artery disease and usually performed during free breathing with real time motion correction (RMC). We have developed a Motion Correction Coefficient Pre-Analysis Method to obtain an appropriate RMC coefficient before the WH MRCA scan and performed the feasibility study of this method by evaluating the relation between the coefficient of RMC and the image quality for health screening cases retrospectively. The results showed that this method is expected to be very useful in the clinical application of WH MRCA.