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Abstract #1740

Short Inversion Time Gadolinium-Enhanced Myocardial Infarct Imaging Yields Improved Infarct to Blood Contrast

James W. Goldfarb1, Sheeba Arnold1, Margeurite Roth1

1Saint Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, USA

Short inversion time myocardial infarct imaging (LGE-HYPO) provides improved contrast between the LV bloodpool and infarcted myocardium at the expense of decreased contrast between viable myocardium and both the LV bloodpool and infarcted myocardium. A combination of LGE-HYPER and LGE-HYPO may provide the best image contrast for detection of myocardial infarction.