Tomoe Barr1, Chuan Huang2, Aiden Abidov3, 4, Jaspreet Singh3, Bujji Ainapurapu3, Dipak KC3, Scott Squire4, Jean-Philippe Galons4, Maria I. Altbach5
1Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States; 2Mathematics, University of Arizona, United States; 3Medicine, University of Arizona, United States; 4Radiology, University of Arizona, United States; 5Radiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
T2-weighted imaging is an important modality in cardiac MRI and has been used for the diagnosis of a series of pathologies. Recently, the importance of T2 mapping of the heart has been highlighted. In this work we present a double inversion radial fast spin-echo (DIR-RADFSE) technique combined with a principal component based reconstruction algorithm recently developed for T2 estimation. The method provides motion insensitivity and high spatial and temporal resolution data for the reconstruction of T2 maps from data acquired in a single breath hold.