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Abstract #3913

An Alternating Partial Fourier K-Space Segmentation Scheme for Imaging of Myocardial Delayed Enhancement

Dan W. Rettmann1, Manojkumar Saranathan1, Wei Sun2, James Glockner3

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Rochester, MN, USA; 2MR Engineering, GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, USA; 3Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

An alternating partial Fourier segmented inversion recovery sequence is investigated as an optimal compromise between a conventional segmented and a single shot myocardial delayed enhancement imaging sequence. The technique is more robust to motion, has an inherit signal to noise improvement and an improved temporal resolution as compared to a single shot technique, yet maintains a relatively short scan time.