Peter Kellman1, Diego Hernando2, Saurabh Shah3, Z-P Liang2, Andrew E. Arai1
1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, Chicago, IL, United States
Fat-water imaging in the heart is important for detection of intramyocardial fat and characterizing fibro-fatty infiltration seen in ARVD and chronic MI. A dark blood prepared fat/water separated imaging protocol has been developed which provides improved delineation of the myocardium. This should improve the ability to discern fatty infiltration of the thin walled RV.