Three-dimensional cine imaging using variable-density spiral trajectories and SSFP with application to coronary artery angiography Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Coronary Vessels
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine


  • A single breath-hold 3D cardiac phase resolved steady-state free precession (SSFP) sequence was developed, allowing 3D visualization of the moving coronary arteries. A 3D stack of spirals was acquired continuously throughout the cardiac cycle, and a sliding window reconstruction was used to achieve high temporal resolution. A coil specific field of view reconstruction technique was combined with Parallel Imaging with Localized Sensitivities (PILS) to allow acquisition of a reduced field of view. A view ordering incorporating fat suppression was employed to allow use of sliding window reconstruction. The technique was evaluated on healthy volunteers (n=8), yielding images with 102 ms temporal resolution and 1.35 mm in-plane resolution, and reasonable visualization of the left and right coronary arteries was achieved.

publication date

  • September 2007



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mrm.21365

PubMed ID

  • 17763360

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 535

end page

  • 43


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