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Abstract #0882

Assessment of Critical Limb Ischemia Using MRI

Samuel Alberg Thrysoe1, Steffen Ringgaard, Khiem D. Hyunh2, William P. Paaske2

1MR-Center, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby, Aarhus, N, Denmark; 2Dept. of Vascular Surgery T, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby

We used T2, T2*, and T2 maps to assess critical limb ischemia (CLI) using MRI. Neither T2* nor T2 were found to be able to discriminate patients with severe ischemia from normal controls. However, T2-values differed significantly (P=0.011, CI95=[5.6;29.7]) between patients (T2=57.4 7.9 ms) and controls (T2=39.7 3.3 ms). The observed difference is attributed to increased edema in patients suffering from CLI.