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Abstract #1297

Dark Blood Fat-Water Separated Cardiac Imaging Improves Delineation of Right Ventricular Myocardium

Peter Kellman1, Diego Hernando2, Saurabh Shah3, Z-P Liang2, Andrew E. Arai1

1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, Chicago, IL, United States

Fat-water imaging in the heart is important for detection of intramyocardial fat and characterizing fibro-fatty infiltration seen in ARVD and chronic MI. A dark blood prepared fat/water separated imaging protocol has been developed which provides improved delineation of the myocardium. This should improve the ability to discern fatty infiltration of the thin walled RV.