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Abstract #1266

Diagnostic Accuracy of Different Image Postprocessing Methods for the Detection of Coronary Artery Stenoses by using Contrast Enhanced Coronary MRA at 3.0T

Qi Yang1, Kuncheng Li1, Xiangying Du1, Lixin Jin2, Jing An2, Renate Jerecic2, Debiao Li3

1Radiology, Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing, China, People's Republic of; 2Siemens Healthcare, MR Collaboration NE Asia; 3Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Contrast enhanced 3T whole heart coronary MR angiography (CMRA) is a reliable method for the detection and exclusion of hemodynamically significant coronary stenosis and has shown high accuracy in one single center trial. With the improvements in spatial resolution, particularly along the z-axis, it is possible to postprocess whole heart CMRA images by using advanced methods such as MIP, curved MPR, and 3D VRT.