AIR-SPAMM: Alternative inversion recovery spatial modulation of magnetization for myocardial tagging

Anthony H. Aletras*, Raisa Z. Freidlin, Gil Navon, Andrew E. Arai

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Abstract

Alternate inversion recovery spatial modulation of magnetization (AIR-SPAMM) can be used either for doubling the number of tags for a given tagging encoding gradient strength or for improving tagging contrast ratio. AIR-SPAMM requires only a single acquisition and utilizes inversion pulses spaced throughout the gradient recalled echo (GRE) cine acquisition to "lock" the recovering magnetization at a desired level. The theory of AIR-SPAMM is presented along with simulations and results from phantoms. AIR-SPAMM can be used either for imaging systole as demonstrated by initial in vivo results or potentially for imaging the entire cardiac cycle in a slice-interleaved manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-245
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Volume166
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

Funding

FundersFunder number
National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteZ01HL004607

    Keywords

    • Cardiac
    • DENSE
    • Function
    • HARP
    • Heart
    • MRI
    • SPAMM
    • Tagging

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