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Abstract #0086

4D PC MR of the portal venous system: Benefits of using a Blood Pool Contrast Agent

Benjamin Landgraf1, Alex Frydrychowicz1, Kevin Johnson2, Alejandro Roldan1, Chris Francois1, Scott Reeder1, 2, Oliver Wieben2

1Radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA; 2Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA

This study aims to determine the effects of intravascular contrast agent on radially encoded velocity mapping MRI on the quality of visualization of the portal venous vasculature. While imaging without a contrast agent provides good image quality, examination of vessel signal and diagnostic quality of vasculature in derived angiograms from human volunteer after contrast administration shows greatly improved image quality and visualization of distal branches of the portal vasculature.