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Abstract #1293

A Comparison of Methods for T2-Mapping of the Myocardium

Jeff A. Stainsby1, Venkat Ramanan2, Glenn S. Slavin3, Graham A. Wright2

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 3Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Bethesda, MD, United States

T2-weighted imaging in acute myocardial infarction has been suggested for detecting regions of edema. The need to carefully account for variations in coil sensitivity patterns has been noted with these techniques. An alternate approach is to generate quantitative T2 maps. In this work we compare 3 different myocardial T2 mapping methods; multi-echo double-IR FSE (MEFSE), segmented T2-prepared SSFP (T2pSSFP) similar to [1] and T2-prepared spiral (SpiralT2) [2].