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Abstract #1239

A New Approach for Single Breath-Hold Whole Heart Coronary MRA Using Highly-Accelerated Parallel Imaging with a 32-Element Coil Array

Jian Xu1,2, Daniel Kim3, Ricardo Otazo3, Sven Zuehlsdorff4, Xiaoming Bi4, Bernd Stoeckel1, Daniel Sodickson3

1Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., New York, NY, United States; 2PolyTechnic Institute of NYU, New York, NY, United States; 3Center for Biomedical Imaging,Department of Radiology, New York University, New York, NY, United States; 4Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Chicago, NY, United States

To develop a new approach for high resolution 3D whole heart coronary MRA in a single breath-hold, which offers the potential to enhance imaging efficiency and spatial resolution without apparent misregistration between external RF coil calibration scan and imaging scan.