Myocardial T1, T2, T2*, and fat fraction quantification via low-rank motion-corrected cardiac MR fingerprinting

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Abstract

Purpose: Develop a novel 2D cardiac MR fingerprinting (MRF) approach to enable simultaneous T1, T2, T2*, and fat fraction (FF) myocardial tissue characterization in a single breath-hold scan. Methods: Simultaneous, co-registered, multi-parametric mapping of T1, T2, and FF has been recently achieved with cardiac MRF. Here, we further incorporate T2* quantification within this approach, enabling simultaneous T1, T2, T2*, and FF myocardial tissue characterization in a single breath-hold scan. T2* quantification is achieved with an eight-echo readout that requires a long cardiac acquisition window. A novel low-rank motion-corrected (LRMC) reconstruction is exploited to correct for cardiac motion within the long acquisition window. The proposed T1/T2/T2*/FF cardiac MRF was evaluated in phantom and in 10 healthy subjects in comparison to conventional mapping techniques. Results: The proposed approach achieved high quality parametric mapping of T1, T2, T2*, and FF with corresponding normalized RMS error (RMSE) T1 = 5.9%, T2 = 9.6% (T2 values
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2757-2774
Number of pages18
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

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