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Abstract #5122

Susceptibility Weighted Imaging and Susceptibility Mapping (SWIM): A New Means to Visualize Veins and Quantify Susceptibility

Ewart Mark Haacke1,2, Jin Tang3, Yu-Chung Norman Cheng1, Jaladhar Neelavalli2,4

1Academic Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States; 2The MRI Institute for Biomedical Research, Detroit, MI, United States; 3McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 4Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

A new means of visualizing veins which is independent of orientation of vessels (or the head) relative to the main magnetic field is presented. This new venous imaging method is based on direct mapping of the susceptibility using the inverse Greens function approach.