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Abstract #0807

Respiratory Gated Contrast Enhanced Imaging of the Liver

Pascal Spincemaille1, Doug Brylka1, Martin R. Prince1, Yi Wang1,2

1Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, United States; 2Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

Dynamic contrast enhanced liver imaging is used for the detection and characterization of liver lesions. Current clinical protocols rely on a multiple phase approach acquired over multiple breath-hold, limiting spatial and temporal resolution. In a considerable subset of patients, decreased breath-holding ability leads to a dramatic decrease in image quality. In this work, a 3D hybrid Cartesian-radial acquisition is combined with respiratory gating to suppressed motion related artifacts