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Abstract #0870

Sodium Concentration Quantification in Human Calf Muscle Using UTE Imaging at 7.0T

Peter Linz1, Davide Santoro2, Wolfgang Renz, 2,3, Friedrich C. Luft4, Jens Titze1, Thoralf Niendorf2,4

1Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Clinic Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany; 2Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany; 4Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany

Sodium metabolism in muscle is changed in hypertensive animal models. With Na high field MRI and UTE-sequences Na-concentrations in human muscle can be studied at fast acquisition times. times.