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Cardiac triggering is a commonly applied method for studies of the heart. Gating the measurement with the respiratory cycle extends scan time by a factor of 2-4, but improves image quality significantly. More sophisticated methods like ROPE (respiratory ordered phase encoding) use a respiratory signal to determine in which order the rows of the data matrix are measured. The aim is to make the respiratory signal a slowly varying function of the time integral of the phase encoding gradient . Beside several effects which are described in detail in Sect.
Diagram of tagged spins in the slice. a For stationary protons; b,c for slow flow; d for the "cutoff" velocity. PE=paradoxical enhancement. [After 116] reached. The motion-related signal increase above the value of stationary spins is called "paradoxical enhancement". 36b, c). Thus, slow flow appears to shorten the T1 of the blood due to the presence of these fully relaxed spins. Paradoxical enhancement is most commonly seen in the bridging veins, the venous sinuses, and angiomatous masses (see also Sect.
The complex is highly stable under physiologic conditions, and this is reflected in the tolerance studies cited above. The ions occurring in plasma do not displace the gadolinium atom from its complex. Chelation has a negligible impact on the paramagnetic effect of the gadolinium ion. Measurements have shown T1 and T2 relaxivity values of 4Immol- 1s- 1 at 20 MHz. As the relaxivity does not show significant frequency dependence, it may be assumed that gadolinium-DTPA can be successfully used as a contrast agent at low as well as high field strengths.