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Abstract #1364

Detection of Focal Inflammation on Myocardial Disorder using T2 Contrast Agent-Based MRI: Comparison to Late-Enhanced MRI with T1 Contrast Agent

Hyeyoung Moon1,2, Hyo Eun Park3, Jongeun Kang1,4, Hee-Seok Kwon5, Kiyuk Chang3, Kwan Soo Hong1,4

1MR Research, Korea Basic Science Institute, Cheongwon, Chungcheongbuk-Do, Korea, Republic of; 2University of Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of; 3Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of; 4Graduate School of Analytical science & Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of; 5Division of Electron Microscopic Research, Korea Basic Science Institute

In this study, we investigated whether T2 contrast agent-combined CMR (cardiac magnetic resonance) imaging would be feasible and effective for the detection of the inflammation in a rat model of experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) in comparison between T2 and T1 contrast agents, and whether T2 contrast agent-combined CMR imaging could give a guidance where the biopsy samples should be collected.