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Abstract #1292

Segmented T2-Prepared SSFP for Myocardial T2-Weighted Imaging and T2-Mapping

Jeff A. Stainsby1, Graham A. Wright2

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Recent studies demonstrate that hyperintense regions in T2-weighted images in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) reflect the presence of edema and area at risk. Single-shot T2-prepared SSFP methods have been presented for T2-weighted imaging in AMI. Here a segmented SSFP approach suitable for multi-slice, multi-echo imaging of the myocardium is presented.