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Abstract #0597

Fat-water Separated Imaging At 7T: Initial Results For Cardiac Applications

Peter Kellman1, Fabian Hezel2, Saurabh Shah3, Wolfgang Renz4, Christof Thalhammer2, Jeanette Schulz-Menger2,5, Thoralf Niendorf2,6

1NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, USA, Chicago, IL, USA; 4Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany; 5Charit Campus Buch, Helios Klinkum, Berlin, Germany; 6Experimental & Clinical Research Center, Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany

Fat-water separated imaging has been demonstrated at 7T for cardiac imaging application using a multi-echo Dixon approach. This approach overcomes limitations of conventional chemical shift fat suppression which is difficult at high field strength. Fat-water separated imaging is an important tool for characterizing tissue and providing fat suppression.