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Abstract #3596

Clinical Cardiac Imaging at 7 Tesla: A Validation Study.

Joseph J. Suttie1, Lance DelaBarre2, Greg J. Metzger2, Pierre Francois van de Moortele2, Carl J. Snyder2, Peter Weale3, Stefan Neubauer1, Matthew D. Robson1, J Thomas Vaughan2

1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research, Headington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; 2University of Minnesota, Radiology Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Minneapolis, MN, United States; 3Cardiovascular MR Research and Development, Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, United States

Clinical cardiac imaging at 7 T is attractive for spectroscopy, coronary and perfusion imaging. It offers improved signal and contrast to noise, provided technical challenges of ECG and artifacts can be overcome. This study compares SSFP and FLASH imaging at different field strengths: 1.5, 3 and 7 Tesla.