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Abstract #1324

Optimizing Flip Angle and Injection Rate for Combined First Pass and Steady State Imaging of the Supraaortic Vasculature Using Gadofosveset Trisodium at 1.5 T MRI a Volunteer Study

Frederik L. Giesel1,2, Michael Bock3, Lars Gerigk, Nadja Komm, Karsten Bergmann4, Amit Mehndiratta1, Marco Essig

1Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Nuclear Medicine, Universisty of Heidelberg, Heidelberg; 3Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg; 4GMA Diagnostic Imaging, Bayer Schering Pharma

Steady state imaging particularly of small vascular structures or high grade stenosis are still challenging by MRI, and this problem might be overcome by optimized imaging protocols in combination with intravascular blood pool contrast agents.