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Abstract #1895

Robust and Time-Efficient Black Blood Coronary Vessel Wall Imaging at 3T Using IMSDE

Jinnan Wang1, Suzanne Gerretsen2, Jeffrey H. Maki1, Daniel Herzka3, Baocheng Chu1, Vasily L. Yarnykh1, Chun Yuan1, Tim Leiner2

1University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; 2Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands; 3School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

The coronary arteries are a frequent site for atherosclerosic disease. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of a recently proposed black-blood technique, improved motion-sensitized driven equilibrium (iMSDE) sequence, for time-efficient in vivo human coronary vessel wall imaging.