Jeff A. Stainsby1, Graham A. Wright2
1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Recent studies demonstrate that hyperintense regions in T2-weighted images in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) reflect the presence of edema and area at risk. Single-shot T2-prepared SSFP methods have been presented for T2-weighted imaging in AMI. Here a segmented SSFP approach suitable for multi-slice, multi-echo imaging of the myocardium is presented.