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Abstract #3764

The Accuracy of Myocardial T2-Mapping Techniques

Shivraman Giri1, Georgeta Mihai1, Yiu-Cho Chung2, Orlando P. Simonetti1

1The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA

In this study, we investigate 4 different protocols using 2 pulse sequences in terms of their accuracy to determine T2 of phantoms. Using the best of these protocols, we propose an accurate and practical approach to generating T2 maps of human myocardium that can be used in a clinical setting. We then use this technique to get a range of human myocardial T2 values.