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Abstract #2903

Double breath-hold whole heart cine cardiac MR imaging using a new 72-channel local receive array

Hugo Klarenberg1, Mark Gosselink2, Martijn Froeling2, Tim Leiner2, Aart J. Nederveen3, Adrianus J. Bakermans3, Hildo J. Lamb4, S. Matthijs Boekholdt5, and Gustav J. Strijkers1
1Biomedical Engineering & Physics, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 3Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands, 5Cardiology, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Currently, a standard short-axis cardiac CINE protocol consists of ~7 breath-holds which is time-consuming, costly and patient-unfriendly. We investigated whether it is feasible to accurately quantify biventricular morphology and function in 3 to 2 breath-holds using a new 72‑channel receive array and (compressed-)SENSE acceleration. To that end, we performed a comparison between a 16 channel local array with a SENSE-factor 2 and the new coil with (compressed‑) SENSE factors of 2, 4 and 6. In all cases, left ventricular ejection fractions were similar with acceptable image quality decline for higher acceleration, facilitating cardiac function assessment in only 2 breath-holds.

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