Julia Geiger1, Raoul Arnold2, Brigitte Stiller2, Mathias Langer1, Michael Markl1
1Radiology and Medical
The aim of this study was to analyze the flow characteristics in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot by flow-sensitive 4D MRI. Flow acceleration, vortices and retrograde flow were successfully visualized in the pulmonary system. We detected a significant correlation between some vascular geometric parameters, particularly vessel diameter and pulmonary branching angles, and abnormal flow patterns. 4D MRI is an excellent technique to demonstrate the complexity of postoperative hemodynamics in Fallot patients.