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Abstract #2036

Renal Perfusion Imaging Using Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling with Separate Labeling and Imaging Coils

Adam M. Winchell1,2, Ruitian Song1, J Pfeuffer3, Ralf B. Loeffler1, Claudia M. Hillenbrand1

1Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA; 2Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA, USA

Assessment of renal perfusion rates can provide important information about the physiologic kidney function. Continuous ASL (CASL) using separate RF coils for labeling and imaging have been established as a simple technique to measure blood perfusion in the brain. Here we demonstrate the use of an extra labeling coil for CASL to assess renal perfusion imaging. This approach offers the additional benefit because of it compatibility to other renal perfusion techniques.