Valeriy Tkachenko1, Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff1, Denise Kleindienst1, Lukas Winter2, Jan Rieger2, Tobias Frauenrath2, Matthias A. Dieringer2, Davide Santoro2, Thoralf Niendorf, 12, Jeanette Schulz-Menger1
1WG Cardiac MRI at ECRC Medical University Berlin, Charit Campus Buch, Berlin, Germany; 2Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
The assessment of the right ventricle (RV) is a challenge in today's cardiology. CMR at 1.5T is the accepted gold standard for RV quantification. The higher spatial resolution achievable at ultrahigh field strength (UHF) offers the potential to gain new insights into the structure and function of the RV. To approach this goal accurate RV chamber quantification at 7T has to be proven. Consequently this study examines the feasibility of assessment of RV dimensions and function at 7T using improved spatial resolution enabled by the intrinsic sensitivity gain of UHF CMR.