MRI Coronary Angiography

John A. Bittl, Sven Paulin, Warren J. Manning, Robert R. Edelman, Earl P. Steinberg

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To the Editor: The study by Manning et al. on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coronary angiography (March 25 issue1) is an important first step toward identifying a noninvasive method of visualizing coronary anatomy. I am concerned, however, about the analysis performed in the study. Is it reasonable to exclude nine coronary segments from the analysis of the MRI studies because of technical limitations (uninterpretability and time constraints)? Should not MRI study of all 156 segments of coronary arteries intended for analysis have been compared with conventional methods according to “intention-to-analyze” principles? If all segments were uninterpretable, the sensitivity and…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 12 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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