Shivraman Giri1, Georgeta Mihai1, Ali Merchant1, Xiaoming Bi2, Yiu-Cho Chung3, Tam Tran1, Subha V. Raman1, Orlando P. Simonetti1
1The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, Chicago, IL, USA; 3Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA
In this study, we use an accurate and practical T2 Mapping technique to address some of shortcomings of T2-Weighted imaging to detect myocardial edema associated with acute coronary syndrome. This T2 mapping technique is shown to be insensitive to surface coil intensity variations and stagnant blood pool artifact and quantitatively differentiates regions of enhanced T2. Results with porcine models and patients are presented.