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Abstract #1979

Metabolic imaging of healthy and infarcted myocardium using 31P chemical shift imaging with spatial saturation pulses

Machann W, Ruff J, Spindler M, Beer M, Geier O, Hahn D, Kstler H
Universitt Wrzburg

The contamination from tissue adjacent to the myocardium is one of the major restriction for 31P-MR-spectroscopy of the human myocardium. Aim of this work was to present a new 3D CSI-technique which suppresses the unwanted contribution from adjacent organs by means of spatial saturation pulses. The method was applied both to healthy volunteers and first patients with myocardial infarctions.