Martin Krssk1, 2, Veronika Rackayova3, Gert Reiter4, Marek Chmelik5, Yvonne Winnhofer1, Siegfried Trattnig5, Anton Luger1, Michael Krebs1
1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Intrenal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria; 2Centre of Excellence High Field MR, Department of Radiology, Medical University of V ienna, Wien, Azerbaijan; 3Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; 4Siemens Healthcare, Graz, Austria; 5Centre of Excellence High Field MR, Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
Optimized 1H MRS protocol allowed for the measurement of spin spin relaxation times of lipid and water resonance lines in the myocardium of healthy volunteers (n=6). Using the PRESS sequence sufficient SNR has been achieved to quantify the water and methylene resonances in the range of echo times from 30 to 100 ms. Estimated T2 time for water (36.83.4 ms) is in agreement with previous MRI based results and T2 methylene lipid group (52.26.8 ms) is somewhat shorter than those measured in skeletal muscle at 3T.