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Abstract #1773

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using CAIPIRINHA Accelerated Multi-Slice Saturation Recovery TrueFISP

Daniel Stb1, Christian Oliver Ritter1, Andreas Weng1, Meinrad Joachim Beer1, Marcel Gutberlet1, Dietbert Hahn1, Herbert Kstler1

1Institut fr Roentgendiagnostik, Universittsklinikum Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany

In this study a new technique for myocardial perfusion imaging was developed providing a full coverage of the heart and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the same time. A saturation recovery TrueFISP sequence providing high intrinsic SNR was combined with CAIPIRINHA accelerated multi-slice imaging exciting two slices simultaneously. Myocardial perfusion imaging was performed in 12 slices of the human heart during one first-pass experiment. The presented technique was considered to be also suitable for myocardial blood-flow quantification.