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Abstract #2522

Free-Breath DCE MRI for Solitary Pulmonary Nodule with Motion Correction Based on Non-Rigid Image Registration

Junichi Tokuda1, Hatsuho Mamata1, Ritu R. Gill1, Samuel Patz1, Nobuhiko Hata1, Robert E. Lenkinski2, David J. Sugarbaker3, Hiroto Hatabu1

1Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; 2Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 3Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

We demonstrate perfusion analysis of solitary pulmonary nodule based on free-breath DCE MRI. In DCE MRI studies, the kinetics of signal variation at lesions following the administration of the contrast agent is analyzed from time-intensity curve. Thus, it is crucial to measure the signal intensity at the corresponding regions in each frame in the time-series of images for accurate signal intensity curve analysis. However, the respiratory motion of the subjects during scans causes misalignment of anatomical regions among the frames resulting inaccuracy of time-intensity curve. In this paper, we compare perfusion analyses based on motion-compensated MRI data and manual measurement.