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Abstract #2617

Effect of Blood T1 Value on Extracellular Volume Fraction in Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Septal Scarring

Yasuo Amano 1 , Masaki Tachi 1 , Keisuke Inui 2 , Fumi Yamada 1 , Makoto Obara 3 , Shogo Imai 1 , and Shinichiro Kumita 1

1 Radiology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2 Cardiology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 3 Philips Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Japan

Extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measurement is expected to reflect the degree of fibrosis in dilated cardiomyopathy. The right ventricular (RV) blood T1 value could be measured in cases of flow artifacts or turbulence in the left ventricular (LV) cavity, but the RV blood T1 and the effect of blood T1 value on ECV remain unknown. The RV blood T1 was shorter than the LV blood T1, but the ECV of myocardium, including scarring, was not affected by the ventricle where blood T1 was measured. The measurement in the RV is allowed to estimate myocardial ECV in some patients.

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