Left ventricular aneurysm in short axis: A comparison of magnetic resonance, ultrasound and thallium-201 spect images

Massod Ahmad, Raleigh F. Johnson, H. Daniel Fawcett, Melvyn H. Schreiber

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Short axis magnetic resonance images of a left ventricular aneurysm were compared to similar views obtained by echocardiography and by thallium-201 single photon emission computed tomography. Images of the dyskinetic left ventricular apex and the contractile left ventricular base were analyzed and compared. Unlike the previously reported orthogonal plane magnetic resonance images, short axis imaging provided representative and quantitative information in views comparable to those obtained by standard noninvasive imaging techniques. These data indicate that short axis magnetic resonance imaging is capable of identifying and sizing the aneurysmal and the residual segments of the left ventricle. The findings may be of prognostic value in patients with left ventricular aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987



  • Imaging in left ventricular short axis
  • Left ventricular aneurysm
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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