New cardiac MRI process can improve results, ease restrictions on patients

A team of researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have developed a new method for cardiac MRI that can be complete in just 90 seconds. The technique also allows patients to breathe during testing, with promises of more accurate, more reliable results.

In a proof-of-concept study published April 9 in Nature Biomedical Engineering, senior investigator Debiao Li, PhD, said the process allows physicians to have more control over the results.

"Now we collect all the data throughout the entire test and sort it afterwards," senior investigator Debiao Li, PhD, said in a press release issued by Cedars-Sinai. "We get full control after the test, as opposed to trying to control the body's natural movement during imaging."

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