3D Late Gadolinium Enhancement CMR

Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) CMR is widely used for myocardial scar assessment. 

Our laboratory at Cardiac MR Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is among a few selected sites where free-breathing 3D LGE imaging is routinely performed in all clinical patients for nearly a decade. In the article, we describe our current practice of LGE CMR in patient scans using a 3T MAGNETOM Vida scanner (Software version: NXVA20A). Specifically, 3D LGE is performed during free-breathing with navigator-based gating and slice-tracking for respiratory motion suppression.