Goodbye to Ficks law

It has always been  assumed but never proven that iCMR gives an incremental value by providing more accurate flow quantification. In  Dallas Childrens/UTSW interventional MRI is now standard procedure in young adults. Therefore they conducted a study in 30 patients with CHD and conducted both right and left heart cath at a success rate of multiple data points of 98 %. In doing the study the Dallas team  validates hemodynamic measurements obtained via iCMR and showed that iCMR-derived flows have considerably higher test–retest reliability for Qs. iCMR evaluations allow for more reproducible hemodynamic assessments in the CHD population. Goodbye to Fick’s law in CHD

Share this
LinkedInTwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrint

Leave a comment