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Software, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study, Cardiac

Definition : Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study software designed to acquire, process, and archive data and images obtained during studies intended for cardiac assessment. This software usually works with MRI scanning systems and post-imaging workstations; it may also interact with devices used in the procedures, such as monitors, printers, contrast media injectors, and recorders. The software is intended to work only with one or a few models of MRI scanning systems and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending of data to and from hospital information systems and other (e.g., picture archiving and communication) workstations. Cardiac studies typically use MRI images to analyze the cardiac functions in real time, such as ejection fractions and cardiac chamber and stroke volumes; they may also assess cardiac wall motion and thickness. The software may or may not be available separate from the MRI equipment and may be updated and/or upgraded (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment.

Entry Terms : "Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study Software"

UMDC code : 26916

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