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Abstract #0138

Dark Blood Late Gadolinium Enhanced Imaging of Myocardial Scar using First-Moment-Nulled Motion Sensitized Driven Equilibrium (m2MSDE)

Gregory J Wilson1, Niranjan Balu1, Jinnan Wang1,2, Chun Yuan1, and Jeffrey H Maki1

1University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, 2Bayer Healthcare, Whippany, NJ, United States

A novel black-blood pre-pulse is described that darkens intraventricular blood pool signal in late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) imaging of myocardial scar. The pre-pulse is m1-nulled motion-sensitized driven equilibrium (m2MSDE) with user-specified motion-sensitizing direction. The pre-pulse nulls blood signal while maintaining good myocardial image quality. Preliminary results are described.

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