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Abstract #2604

Free-Breathing Multi-Slice Myocardial T2 Mapping

Tamer Basha 1 , Sbastien Roujol 1 , and Reza Nezafat 1

1 Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

T 2 Mapping is an alternative technique to T 2 W imaging, where multiple T 2 W images are acquired and the voxel-wise T 2 values are estimated through a fitting model. One major limitation is the need for several rest cycles after each image to allow for full spin recovery, which reduces the scan time efficiency of the technique especially if more slice coverage is needed. In this work, we propose to use a slice-selective T 2 prep pulse combined with interleaved slice acquisition to eliminate the need for the rest cycles, and provide more slice coverage within efficient scan time.

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