Sbastien Roujol1, Tamer A. Basha1, Mehmet Akakaya1, Murilo Foppa1, Kraig V. Kissinger1, Beth Goddu1, Sophie J. Berg1, Warren J. Manning1, 2, Reza Nezafat1
1Medecine, BIDMC / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 2Radiology, BIDMC / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
2D Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) MRI is commonly used for assessment of scar in the left ventricle. 3D LGE is an alternative approach where the entire LV is imaged in a single scan, allowing higher spatial resolution and better coverage. However, 3D scans are usually long, require free-breathing acquisitions and are respiratory gated using a navigator. Navigator gating will increase the scan time by 2-3 times. In this study, we sought to investigate the feasibility of an accelerated 3D LGE acquisition within one single prolonged breath hold using pre-oxygenation and hyperventilation.