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Abstract #1246

Zoom Accelerated Quadruple Inversion Recovery Imaging for Fibrous Cap Visualization in the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Tarique Hussain1, Sarah Peel1, Abeera Abbas1, Matthew Waltham1, Gerald Greil1, Rene Botnar1

1King's College London, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

In this study, the Abdominal Aortic aneurysm is used as a model to show the ability of Zoom-accelerated Quadruple inversion Recovery to demonstrate post-contrast enhancement of the fibrous cap. The technique has been implemented here for cardiovascular imaging by adapting timing for ECG-gating. The advantage over traditional techniques is that exactly the same inversion times are used before and after contrast administration. This removes the implicit quantification bias of traditional sequences.