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Abstract #1299

Structural Lung Parenchyma: Breath-hold isotropic imaging using 3D SSFP

Wielopolski P, Lequin M
Erasmus MC

In this study, we have focused on studying the possibilities of 3D SSFP scanning for volumetric imaging of the lung using the inherent high signal-to-noise (SNR) of the SSFP signal and the short TR/TE combinations that can be currently achieved in state-of-the-art MRI hardware. This expands the role of MRI in the diagnosis of lung parenchyma for many diseases that were previously the domain of CT. Therapy can be followed more effectively with this setup.