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Abstract #0035

Navigator triggered oxygen-enhanced MRI in patients with interstitial lung disease

Molinari F, Eichinger M, Fink C, Risse F, Bonomo L, Kauczor H
Catholic University of Rome

In this study we demonstrate the feasibility of simultaneous cardiac and respiratory synchronization in oxygen-enhanced MRI of the lung, using navigator and ECG trigger. A correlation between the results of navigator-triggered oxygen-enhanced MRI and the pulmonary function tests used to evaluate alveolar-capillary gas exchange was assessed in volunteers and in patients with interstitial lung disease.