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Abstract #4295

On the way to routine cardiac MRI at 7Tesla- using what we have

Theresa Reiter1,2, David Lohr2, Michael Hock2, Markus Johannes Ankenbrand2, Maria Roxana Stefanescu2, Maxim Terekhov2, and Laura Maria Schreiber2
1Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany, 2Chair of Cellular and Molecular Imaging, Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre (CHCF), University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

The establishment of human cardiac MRI in the setting of ultra highfield MRI puts high demands on hardware, sequences and handling of the examinees. Practical and safety relevant limitations are set for extensive modifications regarding hardware and sequence. As a consequence, human based factors play a paramount role in the success of a routinely used cardiac imaging study at 7T. We report our experiences from 71 volunteers with cardiac MRI scans with the aim to increase the understanding of the practical implementation of cardiac MRI and factors that influence and do not influence image quality in this specific setting.

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