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Abstract #2616

Single Breath-Hold High Spatial Resolution Abdominal Imaging and T2* Mapping at 7.0 T

Matthias Alexander Dieringer1,2, Fabian Hezel1, Wolfgang Renz, 1,3, Philipp Boy, 12, Bernd Ittermann, 1,4, Frank Seifert, 1,4, Tomasz Lindel, 1,4, Thoralf Niendorf1,2

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility, Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), Charit Campus Buch, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany; 3Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany; 4Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany

Abdominal imaging examinations constitute a growing fraction of clinical MRI exams. Since ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging becomes more widespread, a range of applications established in the clinical scenario at 1.5 T and 3.0 T is emerging at 7.0 T. An eight channel transceiver surface coil array together with a 2D fast gradient echo sequence delivered high details of abdominal sub-millimeter anatomic structures, such as the gallbladder wall and subtle liver vessels without the application of contrast agent, and enabled T2*-Mapping of the liver at 7.0 T.