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Abstract #0817

Quantification of Renal DCE-MRI with BLADE: Initial Experience

Florian Lietzmann1, Frank G. Zoellner1, Ulrike Attenberger2, Henrik J. Michaely2, Stefan Haneder2, Stefan O. Schoenberg2, Lothar R. Schad1

1Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany; 2Institute of Clinical Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) provides an alternative technique to evaluate kidney function such as perfusion or glomerular filtration parameters. The self-navigating BLADE-sequence offers an alternative approach for a motion corrected DCE-examination without the need of respiratory triggering. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether kidney functional parameters can be reliably derived from a pharmacokinetic model while providing improved motion correction based on the BLADE algorithm.