Single breath-hold 3D cine imaging of the thorax using a new 32 element cardiac coil
Hansen M, Muthurangu V, Razavi R, G. Hill D, Kouwenhoven M
University College of London, King's College London
Three-dimensional whole heart cine imaging is a convenient method for assessing cardiac structure and function. In order to acquire such data in a single breath-hold hold, high acceleration factors are needed. However, this is contingent on the provision of coils with a large number of elements. In this work we show 3D cine images acquired using a new 32-element cardiac coil. Extensive volume coverage is demonstrated for multiple acquisition orientations, which all have adequate image quality.