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Abstract #2671

Pelvic B1 Mapping at 3T for DCE

Rexford D. Newbould1, Brandon Whitcher1

1GSK Clinical Imaging Centre, London, United Kingdom

Dynamic contrast enhanced perfusion measurement (DCE) is hampered in the body at higher field strengths such as 3T by the large spread of achieved flipangles across the volume of interest. In DCE, it is common to measure the change in voxel T1 using a variable flipangle spoiled gradient echo sequence, in order to quantify contrast agent concentration. The extreme variation in achieved flip angle at 3T in the body has precluded accurate quantification. Here, B1 mapping using the saturated double angle method is performed rapidly in the same locations as the dynamic scan, in order to correctly estimate T1 values.