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Abstract #3278

Inline Myocardial T2* Mapping with Iterative Robust Fitting

Saurabh Shah1, Hui Xue2, Andreas Greiser3, Peter Weale1, Taigang He4, David N. Firmin4, Dudley J. Pennell4, Sven Zhlsdorff1, Jens Guehring3

1Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, United States; 2Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, United States; 3Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany; 4Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Myocardial T2* estimation using cardiac MRI is a valuable tool for non-invasive assessment of iron overload. In this study, a T2* measurement technique with automated inline T2* map generation is developed and tested in volunteers and patients with iron overload.