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Abstract #3717

ShMOLLI: Shortened Modified Look Locker Inversion Recovery for Cardiac T1 Mapping from Theory to Normal Human Myocardium

Stefan K. Piechnik1, Vanessa M. Ferreira2, Erica Dall'Armellina2, Lowri E. Cochlin3, Stefan Neubauer2, Matthew D. Robson2

1Cardiovascular Medicine, OCMR, Oxford University , Oxford, Oxfordshire, United States; 2Cardiovascular Medicine, OCMR, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United States; 3Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United States

We propose a cardiac T1-mapping method based on sequential Look-Locker measurements with conditional reconstruction of incomplete recovery periods. This new method assures that robust T1 mapping can be achieved in a 9 heartbeat breath-hold with accuracy comparable to existing methods.