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Feasibility of ultrahigh field (7 Tesla) human cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to assess cardiac volumes and mass validated against 1.5 T and 3T field strengths
© Suttie et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011
Published: 2 February 2011
Ultrahigh (7T) cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is an emerging field of clinical research because theoretically higher signal to noise offers potential benefits for imaging coronaries, perfusion and spectroscopy. We report the first comparison of CMR at 1.5 T, 3 T and 7 T field strengths using steady state free precession (SSFP) and fast low angle shot (FLASH) cine sequences.
SSFP and FLASH cine imaging at 7 T is technically feasible and provides valid assessment of cardiac volumes and mass compared with CMR imaging at 1.5 T and 3 T field strengths.
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