Marcelo E. Andia1, Rene M. Botnar1
1Division of Imaging
Sciences and Biomedical Engineering,
In this work we present a novel technique for flow-independent vessel wall imaging based on the differences in T2 relaxation time of arterial blood and surrounding tissues using a T2prep prepulse. The technique is based on the acquisition and subtraction of two data sets, one obtained with T2prep(+) and without T2prep(-). This allows ing the signal of arterial blood while maintaining the signal of muscle and vessel wall. The result of the subtraction results in a flow-independent black blood vessel wall image.