06171241 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 14 patents.

A method of magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial motion includes positioning a portion of a patient such as a patient's heart within a main magnetic field and employing a plurality of RF signals to establish a plurality of parallel plane tags through the portion. In imaging heart motion, a first minimum spacing between adjacent tags is employed in a region where the tags will decrease their separation over systole and a second initial tag separation will be employed for portions wherein the tags increase their separation over systole. The method facilitates simultaneous imaging of both such motions. Fourier coefficients may be employed in establishing the generally parallel tags which may be positioned generally symmetrically about a central tag.

Title
Method for measuring myocardial motion and the like
Application Number
9/95910
Publication Number
6171241 (B2)
Application Date
June 11, 1998
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Bradley D Bolster Jr
Laurel
MD, US
Elliot R McVeigh
Timonium
MD, US
Agent
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
US
Agent
Arnold B Silverman
US
Assignee
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MD, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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