Volker Herold1, Alexander Gotschy1, Christian Herbert Ziener1, Eberhard Rommel1, Wolfgang Rudolf Bauer2, Peter Michael Jakob1
1University of Wrzburg,
Pulse-wave velocity (PWV) is an important parameter for the evaluation of the arterial stiffness and cardiovascular risk. Several diseases such as hypertension and arteriosclerosis are associated with vascular remodeling and arterial stiffening. Mouse models are increasingly used to investigate functional cardiovascular parameters. MRI methods yet only have been used to quantify PWV in the murine aorta. In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility of high field MR microscopy to quantify local pulse wave velocity in the common right carotid artery.