Pericardial fat quantification using respiratory triggered 3D-Dixon pulse sequence
Rami Homsi 1 , Alois M. Sprinkart 1,2 , Julian Luetkens 1 , Juergen Gieseke 1,3 , Hans H. Schild 1 , Michael Meier-Schroers 1 , Daniel Kuetting 1 , Darius Dabir 1 , and Daniel Thomas 1
Radiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn,
of Medical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum,
Healthcare, Best, Netherlands
MRI is increasingly used to quantify pericardial fat
volume. This study introduces a new method to quantify
pericardial fat with a respiratory triggered 3D-Dixon
sequence in healthy subjects. Results are correlated to
parameters of cardiovascular risk such as BMI, age and
pulse wave velocity.
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