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Abstract #0614

Design of a Robust Method For Suppression of Ghosting Artifacts Due to Long T1 Species in Cardiac Imaging

Elizabeth R. Jenista1, Wolfgang G. Rehwald2, Nayla Chaptini1, Michele A. Parker1, Raymond J. Kim1

1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA; 2Cardiovascular MR&D, Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, USA

Delayed enhancement for the detection of myocardial infarction is considered the gold standard, but if there are any long T1 species present, they will appear as bright ghosts in the image, complicating diagnosis. We have developed a post-suppression method that significantly reduces these ghosts.