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Abstract #3014

Cardiac MRI with the Siemens Terra 7T System: Initial Experience and Optimization of Default Protocols

David Lohr1, Maxim Terekhov1, Aleksander Kosmala1, Maria Roxana Stefanescu1, Michael Hock1, and Laura Maria Schreiber1

1Chair of Cellular and Molecular Imaging, Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC), University Hospital, Wuerzburg, Germany

The demand for the application of Ultra-High Field (B0≥7T) MR-scanners in cardiovascular MRI grows permanently despite of technical challenges increasing significantly with the static magnetic field strength. We report initial experience with the new 7T system Siemens Magnetom™ Terra for acquiring MR-images of the human heart. A standard workflow for cardiac assessment has been developed and tested in N=18 healthy volunteers in single transmit mode. Currently CINE scans with 14-17 slices covering up to 35 heart phases are well suited for clinical volumetric heart function characterization. Diagnostic image quality can be provided for subsequent volunteers.

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