Fabian Hezel1, Peter Kellman2, Christof Thalhammer1, Wolfgang Renz3, Thoralf Niendorf1,4
1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics, National Institutes of Health/NHLBI, Bethesda, MD, USA; 3Siemens Medical Systems, Erlangen, Germany; 4Experimental & Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
Rapid CINE T2* Mapping of the heart has been demonstrated at 7T using a multi-echo gradient echo technique. Macroscopic B0 inhomogeneities have been reduced by high in-plane spatial resolution and volume selective shimming. Myocardial T2* was found to vary over myocardium and over the cardiac cycle.