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Abstract #3771

Assessment of Non-Contrast Angiography in Diabetic Patients

Erin Jane Kelly1, JoEllyn L. L. Stolinski2, James Jelinek2

1Magnetic Resonance, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, CA, United States; 2Radiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., United States

Diabetes is highly associated with renal failure and peripheral artery disease. In light of the association between MRI contrast media and the onset of NSF/NSD, it is increasingly important to replace CE-MRA with non-contrast angiographic imaging techniques, such as Fresh Blood Imaging and Time-SLIP. In this study, diabetic patients referred for and MRA were imaged with FBI and Time-SLIP for peripheral run-offs and renal angiography. Image Quality and Diagnostic Confidence scores indicate that FBI and Time-SLIP are both safe and effective alternatives to CE-MRA in this patient group.