Myocardial T2 values acquired
are dependent on slice region, sex, and age in volunteers. (A) Three myocardial short axis slices were acquired for analysis of median T2 time (B) Median T2 values of young volunteers as defined in Table 1 in apical, midventricular, and basal short axis slices. Male volunteers are indicated in black and female in grey. (C) The same analysis was performed for older volunteers as defined in Table 1. Values are given as mean ± SD. * = p < 0.01, male compared to female in the same short axis slice and between apical and basal short axis slices within the same sex.