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Abstract #0611

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Quantitative T2 Mapping For Monitoring of Acute Cardiac Transplant Rejection

Asad Ali Usman1, Kirsi Taimen1, Marie Wasielewski1, Saurabh Shah1,2, Jermey D. Collins1, Jennifer M. McDonald1, James C. Carr1

1Radiology - Cardiovascular Imaging, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; 2Cardiovascular MR Research & Development, Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, USA

This study is aimed at determining whether myocardial edema T2 relaxation time, using a quantitative T2 mapping technique, can predict acute heart transplant rejection and be used for monitoring post treatment edema resolution. We conclude that T2 mapping is a useful tool in acute cardiac transplant rejection monitoring.