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Abstract #0617

Imaging of Hemorrhagic Myocardial Infarction using Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI)

James William Goldfarb1

1Saint Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, USA

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) for the determination of hemorrhagic myocardial infarction. Eight patients with acute myocardial infarction participated in this study. Myocardial hemorrhage was clearly seen as possessing negative phase in filtered phase images and as hypo-intense lesions in areas of no reflow in susceptibility weighted images. SWI is an effective means of generating high quality images of left ventricular myocardium for tissue characterization.