Kawasaki disease-associated coronary artery lesions with navigator echo-based - Respiratory-gated three dimensional coronary magnetic resonance angiography compared with echocardiography in young children

Masayuki Amino, Kunihiko Teraoka, Yasuo Ookuboa, Masaharu Hirano, Kazuyoshi Sasaki, Hiroaki Katuyama, Naoshi Kawashima, Dai Kakizaki

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Abstract

Navigator echo-based respiratory-gated three dimensional coronary magnetic resonance angiography (3D-CMRA) was compared with echocardiography, to determine whether 3D-CMRA was useful for the evaluation of Kawasaki disease-associated coronary artery lesions. Sixteen consecutive patients (imaging was performed 17 times in total) who were given a diagnosis of Kawasaki's disease at the pediatric department of our hospital and examined for the precise examination of complicating coronary artery lesions on MRI using a navigator-echo technique because of their incapability of holding their breath during imaging were entered into the present study. A 1.5T MRI system was used. Gd-DOTA was given at a total volume of 0.1 mmol/kg. During imaging, CMRA visualized the left coronary arteries in all 17 cases and the right coronary arteries in 16 cases, but not in one case. The left main coronary trunk segment # 5 was demonstrated in all cases with CMRA, but not in 4 cases with echocardiography. The left anterior descending branch # 6 was visualized in 11 of the 17 cases with CMRA, but only in 5 cases with echocardiography. The left circumflex branch # 11 was observed in 6 cases with CMRA, but only in 2 cases with echocardiography. As for the right coronary arteries, branches # 1 and # 2 were observed in 16 and 9 cases with CMRA, respectively, and in 13 and 3 cases with echocardiography, respectively. Vascular diameters measured on CMRA were almost identical to those on echocardiography, within the range of arteries visualized. 3D-CMRA combined with a navigator echo technique appears to be a useful tool for the observation of coronary artery lesions associated with Kawasaki's disease because it is superior in lesion visualization to echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Tokyo Medical University
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

Keywords

  • Coronary Arterial Aneurysm
  • Coronary Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Kawasaki's disease
  • Navigator Echo
  • Respiratory-Gated MRI

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