Florian Lietzmann1, Frank G. Zllner1, Henrik J. Michaely2, Stefan Haneder2, Ulrike Attenberger2, Lothar Rudi Schad1
1Department of Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany; 2Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) provides a modern technique to assess physiological parameters like renal blood flow or glomerular filtration rate. The self-navigating BLADE-sequence with a certain robustness to motion artefacts in combination with an injection of a contrast agent offers an approach for a motion corrected DCE-examination without the need of respiratory triggering. The purpose of this study was to compare the T1-weighted BLADE sequence to the MR- gold standard TFL-sequence in clinical routine.