Fabian Hezel1, Gabriele Krombach2, Sebastian Kozerke3, Thoralf Niendorf1,4
1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany; 3Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 4Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
Myocardial T2* mapping is proven value for the assessment of myocardial iron content and tissue oxygenation. This study examines the feasibility of highly accelerated fast-spin echo based T2* mapping. Acceleration is accomplished by (i) inner volume imaging, (ii) regional saturation slab based blood suppression,(iii) partial Fourier and (iv) k-t BLAST. A four-fold acceleration is feasible without compromising image quality and the accuracy of calculated T2* values.