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Abstract #1384

Towards Myocardial T2* Mapping at 7.0 T: Assessment and Implications of Static Magnetic Fields Variations

Fabian Hezel1, Peter Kellman2, Lukas Winter1, Oliver Kraus1, Katharina Fuchs1, Thoralf Niendorf1, 3

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Medical Imaging Section, National Institutes of Health / NHLBI, Bethesda, MD, United States; 3Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Experimental and Clinical Research Center, 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.