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Abstract #3713

Multiecho Dixon Fat and Water Separation Method for Diagnosing Pericardial Disease

Amir H. Davarpanah1, Aya Kino1, Kirsi Taimen1, Philip Hodnet1, Jeremy Collins1, Cormac Farrelly1, Saurabh Shah2, Sven Zuehlsdorff2, James Carr1

1Department of Radiology, Cardiovascular Imaging, Northwestern University, chicago, IL, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, chicago, IL, United States

The VARPRO method (multi-echo gradient echo sequence with iterative fat/water decomposition reconstruction)for fat/water separation performs better than the standard fat saturation protocol currently used at our institution. The water image from this method presents with a more uniform fat suppression.