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Three-dimensional whole-heart T2 mapping at 3T.
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PMID:  25242141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Detecting variations in myocardial water content with T2 mapping is superior to conventional T2 -weighted MRI since quantification enables direct observation of complicated pathology. Most commonly used T2 mapping techniques are limited in achievable spatial and/or temporal resolution, both of which reduce accuracy due to partial-volume averaging and misregistration between images. The goal of this study was to validate a novel free breathing T2 mapping sequence that overcomes these limitations.
METHODS: The proposed technique was made insensitive to heart rate variability through the use of a saturation prepulse to reset magnetization every heartbeat. Respiratory navigator-gated, differentially T2 -weighted volumes were interleaved per heartbeat, guaranteeing registered images and robust voxel-by-voxel T2 maps. Free breathing acquisitions removed limits on spatial resolution and allowed short diastolic windows. Accuracy was quantified with simulations and phantoms.
RESULTS: Homogeneous three-dimensional (3D) T2 maps were obtained from normal human subjects and swine. Normal human and swine left ventricular T2 values were 42.3 ± 4.0 and 43.5 ± 4.3 ms, respectively. The T2 value for edematous myocardium obtained from a swine model of acute myocardial infarction was 59.1 ± 7.1 ms.
CONCLUSION: Free-breathing accurate 3D T2 mapping is feasible and may be applicable in myocardial assessment in lieu of current clinical black blood, T2 -weighted techniques. Magn Reson Med, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Haiyan Ding; Laura Fernandez-de-Manuel; Michael Schär; Karl H Schuleri; Henry Halperin; Le He; M Muz Zviman; Roy Beinart; Daniel A Herzka
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-2594     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Med     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8505245     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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