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Table 1 Reference T1 and T2 values of the “tissues” in the myocardium phantom

From: Parallel simulations for QUAntifying RElaxation magnetic resonance constants (SQUAREMR): an example towards accurate MOLLI T1 measurements

Tissue type T1 [ms] T1 StDev [ms] T2 [ms] T2 StDev [ms] CuSO4 [g/L] Agarose [g/L]
Normal myocardium (pre-contrast) 1048 12 50 2 0,12 17.80
Blood (pre-contrast) 1570 20 196 11 0,07 4.00
Edema (pre-contrast) 1249 15 62 3 0,09 14.67
Infarct (pre-contrast) 1361 21 64 3 0,07 14.51
Normal myocardium (post-contrast 2–3 min) 344 6 52 4 0,2 20.00
Normal myocardium (post-contrast 13–15 min) 413 12 50 3 0,5 17.51
  1. T1 and T2 values were measured with Saturation Recovery and T2p-SSFP respectively on a 1.5 T Philips Achieva systems (Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands)