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Abstract #4473

Cardiac Magnetization Transfer Imaging Using SSFP at 3T

Oliver Michael Weber1,2, Peter Speier3, Klaus Scheffler1, Oliver Bieri1

1Radiological Physics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 2Siemens Healthcare, Zurich, Switzerland; 3Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany

An optimized bSSFP cine sequence was used to calculate magnetization transfer of the myocardium at 3T. MT values of 26% were found in normal myocardium, demonstrating the feasibility of cardiac MT imaging at 3T.