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Abstract #4270

Classification of Tissue Oxygenation Properties Based on Simultaneous Dynamic δR1 & δR2* D(C)O2E-MRI

Stefanie Remmele1, Andreas Mller2, Frank Trber2, Ingobert Wenningmann3, Marec von Lehe4, Juergen Gieseke2,5, Sebastian Flacke2,6, Winfried A. Willinek2, Hans H. Schild2, Jochen Keupp1, Petra Mrtz2

1Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany; 2Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 3Department of Anesthesiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 4Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 5Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands; 6Department of Radiology, Lahey Clinic, Tufts University Medical School, MA, United States

We devised an approach to simultaneous and dynamic dR1, dR2* quantification to increase the specificity of O2 and CO2 enhanced MRI. The technique is applied to patients with cerebral tumors and a volunteer. The multi-parametric findings are related to tissue-specific oxygenation properties.