Eugene Milshteyn1, Cornelius von Morze1, Hong Shang1, Galen D Reed2, and Daniel B Vigneron1
1Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2HeartVista, Menlo Park, CA, United States
13C MR imaging can provide simultaneous assessments of metabolism
and perfusion to study disease processes. High resolution dynamic
imaging is needed to fully understand these processes, but is challenging, especially on clinically relevant systems. This project investigated new methods for
spectral selectivity with SNR-efficient bSSFP sequences to provide improved high
resolution 3D dynamic in vivo HP 13C
MR imaging at 3T.