Tamer A. Basha1, Monda L. Shehata2, Nael F. Osman1,2
1ECE Dept, Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Dept of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD, USA
In this work, we propose a fast black-blood pulse sequence which requires scan duration as short as one heartbeat. This can be used for free-breathing cardiac imaging planning, which helps to reduce the overall scan time and the number of breath-holds during the exam.