Self-navigated 100s echo time 3D radial whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography: a feasibility study.
Simone Coppo 1 , Jean Delacoste 1 , Gabriele Bonanno 1 , Davide Piccini 1,2 , and Matthias Stuber 1
Department of Radiology, University Hospital
(CHUV), University of Lausanne (UNIL), Center for
Biomedical Imaging (CIBM), Lausanne, Switzerland,
Clinical Imaging Technology, Siemens Healthcare IM BM
PI, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ultrashort echo time (UTE) has recently been
demonstrated to have potential for the detection of
plaque calcification ex-vivo. For this reason, a
self-navigated 3D radial, ECG-triggered, whole-heart
imaging sequence was adapted to perform free-breathing
UTE acquisitions. This pulse sequence aims at taking
advantage of the efficiency and ease of use of
self-navigation techniques to enable UTE coronary
imaging in vivo. A first in vivo human feasibility study
was performed and initial results are discussed.
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