Multiple 3D inversion recovery imaging for volume T

A. Coniglio, P. Di Renzi, G. Vilches Freixas, G. Della Longa, A. Santarelli, R. Capparella, B. Nardiello, C. Loiudice, S. Bianchi, M. D'Arienzo, L. Begnozzi

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In this article, a three-dimensional inversion recovery sequence was optimized with the aim of generating in vivo volume T1maps of the heart using a 1.5-T MR system. Acquisitions were performed before and after gadolinium diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid (Gd-DTPA) administration in one patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and in two healthy volunteers. Data were acquired with a multishot fast field echo readout using both ECG and respiratory triggers. A dedicated phantom, composed of four solutions with different T1values, was positioned on the subjects' thoracic region to perform patient-specific calibration. Pixel based T1maps were calculated with a custom Matlab®code. Phantom measurements showed a good accuracy of the technique and in vivo T1estimation of liver, skeletal muscle, myocardium, and blood resulted in good agreement with values reported in the literature. Multiple three-dimensional inversion recovery technique is a feasible and accurate method to perform T1volume mapping. Magn Reson Med, 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163 - 170
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Coniglio, A., Di Renzi, P., Vilches Freixas, G., Della Longa, G., Santarelli, A., Capparella, R., ... Begnozzi, L. (2013). Multiple 3D inversion recovery imaging for volume T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 69(1), 163 - 170.