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Abstract #0026

MR Fingerprinting for Quantification of Myocardial T1, T2, and M0

Jesse I. Hamilton 1 , Yun Jiang 1 , Yong Chen 2 , Dan Ma 1 , Wei-Ching Lo 1 , Mark Griswold 1,2 , and Nicole Seiberlich 1,2

1 Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States, 2 Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States

A major challenge in applying MRF to myocardial tissue characterization is that respiratory and cardiac motion can introduce blurring in parameter maps or lead to failed pattern recognition. A 2D MRF acquisition is presented that employs a single breath hold and ECG triggering to simultaneously map T1, T2, and M0 within 24 heartbeats. Because the exact timing for the experiment differs for each scan due to slight differences in cardiac rhythm, scan-specific dictionaries are used for pattern matching. Six healthy volunteers were scanned at 3T, and myocardial relaxation parameters were in good agreement with literature values.

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