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Abstract #0619

Two-dimensional Mapping of Triglyceride & Creatine Content of the Human Heart

Kilian Weiss1, Nicola Martini2, Peter Boesiger1, Sebastian Kozerke1

1Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University & ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Massa, Italy

For non-invasive assessment of myocardial triglyceride and creatine content single voxel proton magnetic resonance has been shown to be valuable tool. However, to study regional differences multi-dimensional information is required. In the current work two dimension Echo-Planar Spectroscopic Imaging is used to assess spatial distributions of myocardial creatine and triglyceride content in a series of healthy volunteers. An important focus is on the estimation of the creatine resonance in correlation with observed field map values and the reproducibility of this approach.