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Abstract #2514

Fast and Robust T1 Mapping of the Human Lung at Different Sites

Jakob Kreutner1, Ruobing Yang2, Simon Triphan1,3, Martin Blaimer3, Felix Breuer3, Peter Michael Jakob1,3

1Experimental Physics 5, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany; 2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; 3Research Center Magnetic Resonance Bavaria, Wrzburg, Germany

Characterization of pathologic lung tissue necessitates a robust method for diagnosis. T1 relaxation times provide information about oxygen transfer in the lung. To demonstrate the robustness of the IR Snapshot FLASH sequence we repeatedly quantified T1 at different sites using a lung phantom made of several Gd-DTPA doped bottles. The results show an excellent reproducibility of the relaxation times.