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Table 1 Signal-to-noise-ratios (SNRs), inversion times, and post-injection times for viable myocardium nulling and LV blood nulling

From: Dark-blood late gadolinium enhancement without additional magnetization preparation

Subject Viable myocardium nulling LV blood nulling MOLLI T1 mappinga
Time after injection [min] Inversion time [ms] Myocardium SNR [−] Blood SNR [−] Scar SNR [−] Time after injection [min] Inversion time [ms] Myocardium SNR [−] Blood SNR [−] Scar SNR [−] Time after injection [min] T1 Myocardium [ms] T1 Blood [ms] T1 Scar [ms]
1 16 250 0.56 36.02 37.27 17 140 −19.42 6.22 10.32 21 361 207 175
2 31 262 −0.41 9.12 10.83 21 169 −9.16 −1.45 5.89 - - - -
3 22 239 −4.37 16.88 20.08 23 169 −11.16 0.62 6.33 28 349 271 195
4 16 239 −4.37 26.14 21.00 15 145 −20.13 −1.68 5.99 20 327 235 170
5 28 275 −1.82 19.80 24.78 29 185 −14.19 0.00 12.82 22 390 265 180
6 24 300 −0.09 12.65 20.41 26 220 −8.16 −0.10 11.02 28 430 345 240
7 33 286 −2.76 21.48 26.40 25 187 −14.06 1.85 7.89 26 390 280 205
8 22 220 −5.35 27.32 34.78 20 127 −23.18 −1.04 13.41 - - - -
9 19 261 0.37 16.15 19.40 18 168 −11.29 −0.78 9.01 - - - -
mean 23 259 −2.03 20.62 23.88 22 168 −14.53 0.40 9.19 24 375 267 194
SD 6.2 25 2.28 8.24 8.14 4.6 28 5.26 2.44 2.89 4.0 36 47 26
  1. aNote that 3-5 MOLLI T1 mapping was not always successfully performed in each patient
  2. MOLLI modified Look-Locker inversion-recovery, SD standard deviation, SNR signal-to-noise ratio