Ting Song1,2, Vincent B. Ho2,3, Glenn Slavin1, Maureen N. Hood2,3, Jeffrey A. Stainsby4
1GE Healthcare Applied Science Laboratory, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2Radiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States; 3Radiology, National Navy Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, United States; 4GE Healthcare Applied Science Laboratory, Toronto, ON, Canada
A Modified Look-Locker with saturation recovery sequence was evaluated on nine patients using different data sampling schemes. The proposed sequence enables flexibility in sampling schemes and an approach comparing a typical 16 heartbeat data acquisition with 8 samples of the signal recovery is compared to an approach that samples only 4 points during the signal recovery in 8 heartbeats. T1 values in normal myocardial tissue pre- and post-contrast, and infarcted myocardial tissue post-contrast, are measured and quantified on patients and volunteers. Accurate T1 estimates can be obtained using reduced data sampling.