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Abstract #0088

ECG-gated First-pass Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Thorax - Initial Experience in Healthy Volunteers & Patients

Moritz Wagner1,2, Yutaka Natsuaki2,3, Bernd Hamm4, Gerhard Laub2,3, Paul Finn2

1Radiology, Charite - University Hospital, Berlin, Germany; 2Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 3Siemens Healthcare, USA; 4Radiology, Charite - University Hospital, Berlin, Germany

Our study presents a novel ECG gated first-pass CEMRA sequence which reads out central k-space data during the cardiac resting phase while the overall center of k-space was made to coincide with peak arterial enhancement. The improved data acquisition efficiency of the ECG-gated first-pass CEMRA allowed for high resolution imaging of the entire thorax. We report initial data of ECG-gated first-pass CEMRA in healthy volunteers and patients.