Elwin Clark Bassett1, Edward V.R. DiBella2, 3, Eugene G. Kholmovski2, 3, Brent Donald Wilson3, Christopher J. McGann3, Nassir F. Marrouche, 34, Daniel Kim, 23
1Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 2UCAIR, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 3CARMA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 4Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
The current gold standard for imaging left ventricular function is electrocardiogram gated cine MRI with balanced steady-state of free precession imaging, which provides excellent myocardium-to-blood contrast. However, it yields non-diagnostic quality images in patients with arrhythmias because data acquisition is synchronized to cardiac rhythm and spread over multiple heart beats. We have developed an 8-fold accelerated non-gated cardiac cine sequence using k-t SPARSE-SENSE. We will evaluate this pulse sequence for assessment of cardiac function in the context of tachycardia, where high temporal resolution is critically important for diagnostic confidence.