4-D Visualization Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the Congenital Heart Disease Population
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In this study, the investigators wish to use images obtained from standard of care cardiac MRI's performed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and transfer the images to a different computer in order to analyze them with a new computer. The investigators are hoping to better their understanding and management of complex congenital heart disease.
Condition or disease
Congenital Heart Disease
All patients enrolled in this study will be receiving standard of care cardiac MRI as prescribed by their physician. These MRI DICOM images will be transferred to a SGI Fuel workstation, where they will be manipulated using the newly developed 4-D Visualization software. No additional scanner time or new imaging sequences are required as presently prescribed sequences and produced data can be analyzed. The workstation is designed to include acceleration hardware for volume rendering, and was developed for advanced cardiac MRI viewing.
To determine if the 4-D visualization software is beneficial in the investigators' understanding and management of complex congenital heart lesions and their associated hemodynamics/anatomy [ Time Frame: throughout study ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
To study the impact and role of 4-D Visualization on surgical planning and outcome [ Time Frame: entire study ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Pediatrics patients in all age groups evaluated with MRI for complex congenital cardiovascular lesions and associated hemodynamics. These are patients coming in for standard of care cardiac MRI's
Scheduled for a cardiac MRI at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta