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Abstract #3938

Cardiac Cine: Advances at 7T

Lance J. DelaBarre1, peter weale2, Carl j. Snyder1, Pierre-Francois van de Moortele1, Greg Metzger1, Sven Zuehlsdorff2, Sonia Nielles-Vallespin3, Pat Bolan1, Eddie J. Auerbach1, Kamil Ugurbil1, Renate Jerecic2, John Thomas Vaughan1

1CMRR - Radiology, U of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, Chicago, IL, USA; 3Siemens Healthcare, Erlangan, Germany

Cardiac imaging at 7T offers improvements in SNR and coil geometry factors, both of which can be exploited to by T-GRAPPA techniques to improve temporal-spatial resolution in cardiac cines. B1 shimming with independently driven sixteen-channel transceive arrays improves the homogeneity over the heart and provides excellent coil geometry for parallel imaging for T-GRAAPA acceleration at 7T. T-PAT accelerated tagged cines and real-time, free-breathing T-PAT accelerated gradient echo cines acquired at 7T are presented.