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Abstract #0580

2D CINE SSFP Imaging at 7.0T Using 8-Channel Bowtie Antenna Transceiver Arrays: A Cardiac MR Feasibility Study

Oliver Kraus1, Matthias Alexander Dieringer1, 2, Fabian Hezel1, Lukas Winter1, Andreas Graessl1, Celal Oezerdem1, Thoralf Niendorf1, 2

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Experimental and Clinical Research Center, A joint cooperation between Charit Medical Faculty and Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

This abstract shows in vivo SSFP CINE images of the human heart acquired at 7.0T. A rather uniform B1+-excitation of the region of interest was achieved by a ring of eight radiative bowtie transceiver elements. B1+-shimming in multiple feeding transmit channel mode and B0-shimming in single feeding transmit channel mode enabled us to acquire anatomical images with high resolution, SNR and CNR.