Anne Brants1, Maarten Versluis1, Albert de Roos1, Jos Westenberg1, Andrew Webb1
Recent advances in coil technology have enabled cardiac imaging to be performed at 7T, with high spatial resolution cine-imaging showing particular promise. However, there has been no quantitative assessment of clinically-relevant derived measures of cardiac mass, volume or function. In this current study, ten healthy volunteers underwent cardiac scans at both 1.5T, the gold standard for such measures, and 7T. Values of end-systolic and end-diastolic volumes, ejection fraction, stroke volume an left ventricular end diastolic mass showed no statistical difference between 1.5 and 7T, providing strong validation for the continuing development of high-field cardiac imaging.