Single Breath Hold 3D Cine Cardiac Imaging using Spiral SSFP
Kressler B, Spincemaille P, Nguyen T, Prince M, Wang Y
Cornell University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
A single breath hold 3D cine imaging sequence is developed to allow visualization of the ventricular volume. The sequence is based on balanced SSFP to provide good blood myocardium contrast without use of an injected contrast agent, and a spiral trajectory to allow fast data acquisition. A sliding window reconstruction is employed to produce images from 16 cardiac phases, allowing visualization of the ventricles throughout the cardiac cycle.