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Abstract #3025

Analysis of the Transient Phase of Balanced SSFP with Non-Continuous RF for Cardiac Imaging

Glenn S. Slavin1

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Bethesda, MD, United States

An analytical expression for the transient phase of a segmented, ECG-gated, non-continuous-RF, balanced SSFP sequence is presented. The results provide a means for true quantification of T1 and T2 for Look-Locker-based cardiac acquisitions.