Dana C. Peters1, Reza Nezafat1, Peng Hu1, Yuchi Han1, Warren J. Manning1,2
The CNR (blood-fibrosis) of Gd-BOPTA was compared to Gd-DTPA, using a high resolution late gadolinium enhancement technique with 0.2mmol/kg injection and a 15-40 minute delay. Eighteen patients were imaged with Gd-BOPTA, 8 of which were imaged with Gd-DTPA at another time point. The valves were studied as a surrogate for scar which adjacent to blood. The valve enhancement was greater using Gd-DTPA (p<0.05), Blood SNR was greater with Gd-BOPTA (p<0.05), and fibrosis blood CNR (measured in the valves) was greater for Gd-DTPA (p<0.05). Gd-DTPA outperformed Gd-BOPTA at this dose for visualizing the valve enhancement.