Oliver M. Weber1, 2, Javier Sanchez-Gonzalez1, Leticia Fernandez-Friera2, Gonzalo Pizarro-Sanchez2, Jesus G. Mirelis2, Rodrigo Fernandez-Jimenez2, Luis Jesus Jimenez-Borreguero2, Christian Stehning3, Valentin Fuster2, Borja Ibaez2
1Philips Healthcare Iberia, Madrid, Spain; 2Epidemiology, Atherothrombosis & Imaging, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Madrid, Spain; 3Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany
A method for T1 mapping of the myocardium based on the phase-sensitive inversion-recovery (mpPSIR) technique is presented. It was performed in ten patients with sub-acute myocardial infarction and provided T1 values in very good agreement with the modified Look-Locker imaging (MOLLI) sequence. With both methods, we could demonstrate differences in T1 values between normal and infarcted myocardium, both before and after administration of Gd-containing contrast agent. The novel mpPSIR methods is a valuable alternative to the MOLLI sequence.