Daniel R. Messroghli1, Martin Buehrer2, Sebastian Kozerke2, Sarah Nordmeyer1, Thore Dietrich3, Kirstin Atrott3, Thomas Hucko3, Ingo Paetsch3, Felix Berger1, Eckart Fleck3, Titus Kuehne1
1Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 2Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zuerich, Switzerland; 3Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
Small Animal Look-Locker Inversion recovery (SALLI) is a novel imaging and reconstruction strategy allowing for simultaneous acquisition of cardiac T1 maps, cine movies, and IR-prepared images. Phantom experiments illustrate the T1 behavior of SALLI T1 maps using different sets of timing parameters. In-vivo images were obtained in a rat heart with acute anterior myocardial infarction and allowed to clearly identify the infarction site on all three modalities in a time-effective manner.