Daniel Stb1, Christian Oliver Ritter1, Andreas Weng1, Meinrad Joachim Beer1, Marcel Gutberlet1, Dietbert Hahn1, Herbert Kstler1
1Institut fr Roentgendiagnostik, Universittsklinikum Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany
In this study a new technique for myocardial perfusion imaging was developed providing a full coverage of the heart and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the same time. A saturation recovery TrueFISP sequence providing high intrinsic SNR was combined with CAIPIRINHA accelerated multi-slice imaging exciting two slices simultaneously. Myocardial perfusion imaging was performed in 12 slices of the human heart during one first-pass experiment. The presented technique was considered to be also suitable for myocardial blood-flow quantification.