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Abstract #2947

Sodium MR Imaging of Human Kidney using a Dual-Tuned (23Na/1H) Body RF Coil at 3T: Quantitative Assessment of Sodium Concentration & Corticomedullary Gradient in Healthy Subjects

Alessandro Furlan1, Chan-Hong Moon1, Jung-Hwan Kim1, Xiang He1, Bumwoo Park1, Tiejun Zaho2, Kyongtae Ty Bae1

1Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2MR Research Support, Siemens Healthcare, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

We performed 23Na/1H MR imaging of normal human kidneys in vivo using a newly developed dual-tuned kidney coil at 3T and quantified renal sodium concentration and corticomedullary gradient. Non-invasive assessment of alteration in corticomedullary sodium gradient may serve as an early indicator of renal pathology.