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Abstract #2734

Quasi black blood T1-mapping using slice-selective TRASSI for improved visualization of the myocardium

Daniel Gensler1,2, Tim Salinger1,2, Georg Ertl1,2, Peter M Jakob3,4, and Peter Nordbeck1,2

1Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 2Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC), University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 3Experimental Physics 5, University of Würzburg, Germany, 4Magnetic Resonance and X-ray Imaging MRB, Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Würzburg, Germany

Currently available T1 mapping techniques have only restricted capabilities for the visualization of the right myocardium and they have the limitation that after contrast agent application the T1-contrast between blood pool and fibrotic myocardium is partially very low.

The quasi black blood TRASSI sequence shows improved abilities for the visualization and T1-quantification of myocardial structures. So it might be suited in clinical routine for a clear visualization of the right myocardium or for the detection of slight endocardial infarctions, because it is an ultra-fast and robust cardiac T1-mapping method with a total acquisition time of less than 7s.

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