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Abstract #2960

Evaluation of Repeatability of Renal ASL MRI in Healthy Volunteers

Marica Cutajar1, David L. Thomas2, Christopher A. Clark1, Xavier Golay3, Isky Gordon

1Imaging & Biophysics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom; 2Medical Physics & Bioengineering, UCL Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom; 3UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom

Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL) can be used to measure renal perfusion without the need to inject contrast agents. ASL in the kidneys is still in its infancy and therefore ensuring the technique is repeatable and feasible is crucial. Non-invasive reliable measurements of renal perfusion could prove invaluable in early diagnosis and management of renal diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the repeatability and robustness of this technique in healthy kidneys to justify its use in the clinical environment.