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van Geuns Robert J.M.; Wielopolski, Piotr A.; Rensing, Benno J.W.M.; van Ooijen, Peter M.A.; Oudkerk, Matthijs; de Feyter, Pirn J.
Coronary Artery Disease: 1999

Magnetic resonance imaging of coronary arteries will visualize, besides the arteries, the myocardium, blood in the cavities and cardiac veins. This will hamper the application of projectional visualization techniques such as those used in conventional coronary angiography. Volume rendering, a different visualization technique, can be used to create a three-dimensional impression of a magnetic resonance data set on a two-dimensional surface. In this article, we will review the volume-rendering technique and anatomy of the coronary arteries and veins in the obtained images. Also we will discuss the relation between arteries and veins and the possible sites of confusion.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.