Black-blood anatomical imaging with turbo or fast spin echo. The Black Blood Preparation scheme is applied at the beginning of the cardiac cycle with the image acquisition in diastole. The exact duration of the Black Blood inversion, TIBlood is calculated to provide the best blood suppression and depends on the heart rate and the number of heart beats between each trigger pulse (typically TIBlood = 400-600 milliseconds). The turbo or fast spin echo pulse sequence enables one or two slices to be acquired within a single patient breath-hold. The six images to the right have been acquired using six separate breath-holds.