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Abstract #3842

Multistation Non-Contrast Black Blood Angiography for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Georgeta Mihai1, Yiu-Cho Chung2, Mbabazi Kariisa1, Jessica West1, Orlando P. Simonetti3,4, Sanjay Rajagopalan3

1Dorothy M Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, Columbus, OH, USA; 3Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; 4Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University , Columbus, OH, USA

Contrast-enhanced angiography (ce-MRA) of the peripheral arteries allows evaluation of lumen stenosis but does not provide any information on atherosclerotic plaque burden. In this study we demonstrate that multistation dark blood high resolution imaging of the arteries can be performed rapidly, is at least as accurate as ce-MRA in evaluating lumen stenosis, and is capable of assessing atherosclerotic plaque deposition and vascular remodeling.