To investigate the usefulness of high-resolution systolic T1 mapping using compressed sensing for right ventricular (RV) evaluation. Phantoms and normal volunteers were scanned at 3 T by using a high-resolution (HR) modified look-locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) pulse sequence and a conventional MOLLI pulse sequence. The T1 values of the left ventricular (LV) and RV myocardium and blood pool were measured for each sequence. T1 values of HR-MOLLI and MOLLI sequences were compared in the LV myocardium, blood pool, and RV myocardium. The T1 values of HR-MOLLI and MOLLI showed good agreement in both phantoms and the LV myocardium and blood pool of volunteers. However, there was a significant difference between HR-MOLLI and MOLLI in the RV myocardium (1258 ± 52 ms vs. 1327 ± 73 ms; P = 0.0005). No significant difference was observed between the T1 value of RV and that of LV (1217 ± 32 ms) in HR-MOLLI, whereas the T1 value of RV was significantly higher than that of LV in MOLLI (P < 0.0001). The interclass correlation coefficients of intraobserver variabilities from HR-MOLLI and MOLLI were 0.919 and 0.804, respectively, and the interobserver variabilities from HR-MOLLI and MOLLI were 0.838 and 0.848, respectively. Assessment of RV myocardium by using HR systolic T1 mapping was superior to the conventional MOLLI sequence in terms of accuracy and reproducibility.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine