MRI capable of aorta ‘action shots’ in exercising patients

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Researchers, led by Johan Heiberg, PhD, from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, were able to produce high-quality MR images of patients’ hearts using an ergometer bike mounted on an MRI scanner table.

The team examined 40 patients—20 who had histories of ventricular septal defect and 20 health subjects—with less than 1 percent of scans having to be discarded due to image quality.

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