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Abstract #1412

Feasibility of Cardiac Fast Spin Echo Imaging at 7.0 T Using a Two-Dimensional 16 Channel Array of Bowtie Transceivers

Katharina Fuchs1, Fabian Hezel1, Lukas Winter1, Celal Oezerdem1, Andreas Graessl1, Matthias Alexander Dieringer1, 2, Oliver Kraus1, Thoralf Niendorf1, 3

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Working Group on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Berlin, Germany; 3Experimental and Clinical Research Center, a cooperation of the Charit Medical Faculty and the Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

This study demonstrates the feasibility of cardiac fast spin echo (FSE) imaging at 7.0 T in healthy volunteers. For this purpose a novel 16 dipole element transmit/receive coil array is used. Our preliminary results show encouraging image quality reflecting subtle anatomical structures.