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Abstract #4462

SPIO: Positive Contrast by Adiabatic IRON Using Repetitve Inversion Pulses

Carsten Warmuth1,2, Arne Hengerer3, Robert Krieg3, Jrg Schnorr4, Michael Reinhardt5

1Visage Imaging GmbH, Berlin, Germany; 2Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany; 3Healthcare sector, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany; 4Department of Radiology, Charit, Berlin, Germany; 5Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany

We present a fast positive contrast iron oxide particle imaging technique based on IRON. By using repetitive inversion pulses, suppression of resonant fat and water protons is achieved independent of tissue T1 relaxation times.