Comparison of acquisition time and dose for late gadolinium enhancement imaging at 3.0 T in patients with chronic myocardial infarction using Gd-BOPTA

A. Doltra, A. Skorin, A. Hamdan, B. Schnackenburg, R. Gebker, C. Klein, E. Nagel, E. Fleck, S. Kelle

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Abstract

Objectives: To compare contrast doses and acquisition times for late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging at 3.0 T using gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) in patients with chronic myocardial infarction. Methods: Thirty-four patients with chronic myocardial infarction were randomised to 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 mmol/kg of Gd-BOPTA. T1-weighted inversion recovery gradient echo sequences were performed at 5, 10, 15 and 20 min post-administration of contrast in a 3.0-T scanner. Scar-to-myocardium contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), scar-to-blood CNR, scar size and image quality were assessed. Results: Imaging at 5 min was associated with a lower scar-to-blood CNR in comparison to 10, 15 and 20 min at 0.10 mmol/kg, and in comparison to 15 and 20 min at 0.20 mmol/kg. At 0.10-mmol/kg, imaging at 5 min yielded smaller infarct sizes in comparison to 15 and 20 min. Finally, at 0.20-mmol/kg, imaging at 5 min was associated with poorer image quality in comparison to later times. Conclusions: In LGE imaging at 3.0 T, low doses of Gd-BOPTA perform equally well as higher doses. Early acquisition (5 min) is associated with lower infarct sizes and image quality. Studies with sufficient diagnostic quality can be obtained after 10 min using 0.10 mmol/kg Gd-BOPTA. Key points: • Good performance of low Gd-BOPTA doses for LGE imaging at 3.0 T. • Imaging at 5 min yields lower contrast, infarct sizes and image quality. • Diagnostic quality can be obtained after 10 min using 0.10-mmol/kg Gd-BOPTA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2192-2200
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • 3.0 T
  • Chronic myocardial infarction
  • Dose
  • Gd-BOPTA
  • Late gadolinium enhancement

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