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Abstract #2803

Lessons Learned from Cardiac MRI at 7.0 T: LV Function Assessment at 3.0 T Using Local Multi-Channel Transceiver Coil Arrays

Tobias Frauenrath1, Harald Pfeiffer2, Fabian Hezel1, Matthias Alexander Dieringer1, Lukas Winter1, Andreas Graessel1, Davide Santoro1, Celal Oezerdem1, Wolfgang Renz<s

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Medical Physics and Metrological Information Technology, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany

This study transforms the results from 7 T to 3 T, where local transmit coils are helpful to reduce SAR. Shorter TE/TR combination is helpful to gather better image quality at 3 T. For all these reasons, this study was designed to compare the quality of anatomical and functional CMR at 3.0 T under clinical aspects using cardiac optimized transceive coils with a similar receive only coil. Both coils are built similar with four loop structures and compared to a commercial available coil.