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Abstract #3665

Quantitative Assessment of Right Coronary Artery MRI Using Quadrature RF Coils at 7 Tesla, Incorporating a Direct Comparison of Results to Those Acquired at 3 Tesla.

Saskia van Elderen1, Maarten Versluis1, Jos Westenberg1, Harsh Agarwal2, Nadine Smith1, Matthias Stuber3, Albert de Roos1, Andrew Webb1

1Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands; 2Johns Hopkins University; 3Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Using a quadrature RF coil with dimensions optimized for reliable navigator gating, this study with ten volunteers shows that 7T right coronary angiograms can be acquired with improved vessel sharpness compared to those obtained at 3T using identical imaging parameters.