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Abstract #0114

Haptoglobin Phenotype Modulates MRIPH Signal

General Leung1,2, Helen Cheung2, Stephanie E. Chiu1, Betty Wong3, David Cole3, Alan R. Moody1,2

1Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 3Division of Biochemistry & Genetics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Intraplaque Haemorrhage (IPH) has been shown to be a predictor of patient outcome. Haptoglobin, a haemoglobin binding protein, appears to modulate the MR signal in vitro. In-vivo, haptoglobin phenotypes appears to be associated with MRIPH status.