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Abstract #1798

Determining Myocardial Function with Real-Time MRI

Andreas Weng1, Christian Oliver Ritter1, Heimo Stamm1, Meinrad Joachim Beer1, Dietbert Hahn1, Herbert Kstler1

1Institut fr Rntgendiagnostik, Uniklinik Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bayern, Germany

In this study the accuracy and reliability of a non-breath-hold real-time MRI-technique for the determination of functional cardiac parameters was evaluated. TSENSE examinations were performed without ECG-triggering and in free breathing on 30 individuals. Resulting cardiac function parameters were compared to the ones acquired with common ECQ-triggered CINE examinations which required a breath-hold for every acquired slice.