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.