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Abstract #4690

Sodium MR Imaging of Kidney and Other Abdominal Organs Using a Dual-Tuned Body RF Coil at 7T

Kyongtae Ty Bae1, Jung-Hwan Kim1, Chan Hong Moon1, Alessandro Furlan1, Bumwoo Park1, Tiejun Zhao2

1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2MR Research Support, Siemens Healthcare, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

We performed dual-tuned 23Na/1H MR imaging of human abdominal organs at 7T and demonstrated the spatial distribution of sodium in the kidney using sodium MR imaging. Future development of 23Na MR imaging will be focused on clinical application of sodium MR imaging in the abdomen to assess a variety of physiological and pathological conditions accompanied with changes in sodium concentration.