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Abstract #2679

DCE-MRI of the Kidney Using BLADE a Feasibility Study

Florian Lietzmann1, Frank G. Zllner1, Henrik J. Michaely2, Stefan Haneder2, Ulrike Attenberger2, Lothar Rudi Schad1

1Department of Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany; 2Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) provides a modern technique to assess physiological parameters like renal blood flow or glomerular filtration rate. The self-navigating BLADE-sequence with a certain robustness to motion artefacts in combination with an injection of a contrast agent offers an approach for a motion corrected DCE-examination without the need of respiratory triggering. The purpose of this study was to compare the T1-weighted BLADE sequence to the MR- gold standard TFL-sequence in clinical routine.