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Abstract #0203

Lung MR Imaging with Ultra-Short TE at

Yoshiharu Ohno1, Hisanobu Koyama1, Keiko Matsumoto1, Yumiko Onishi1, Daisuke Takenaka1, Munebu Nogami1, Nobukazu Aoyama2, Hideaki Kawamitsu2, Makoto Obara3, Marc van Cauteren3, Masaya Takahashi4, Kazuro Sugimura1

1Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 2Radiology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 3Philips Healthcare, Tokyo, Japan; 4Radiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

Regional T2* measurement can be easier performed by using 3.0 T system than 1.5 T system in routine clinical practice. We hypothesized that direct T2* measurement in the lung has potential to play a new method for pulmonary functional loss assessment at 3.0 T system. The purpose of this study was to determine the capability of Lung MR imaging with ultra-short TE (uTE MRI) at 3T MR system for measurement of regional T2* in the lung and pulmonary functional assessment in normal and COPD subjects.