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Abstract #3244

In Vivo Sodium & Proton T1rho MR Imaging of Human Spine Disc at 3T

Chan Hong Moon1, Jung-Hwan Kim1, Xiang He1, Tiejun Zhao2, Kyongtae Ty Bae1

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

We obtained consistent T2, T1rho, and sodium concentration in intervertebral discs from normal subjects using spin-lock, and ultra-short echo-time spiral sequence with a dual-tuned multi-channel RF torso coil at 3T human scanner. These MR-based measures of intervertebral discs may play an important role as imaging biomarkers for early diagnosis of degenerative disc disease..