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Abstract #0315

Combined Coronary & Late-Enhanced Viability Imaging Using 3.0T Whole-Heart Coronary MRA for Delineation of the Etiology of Left Ventricular Dysfunction

MAGNA25Qi Yang1, Kuncheng Li1, Xiangying Du1, Xiaoming Bi2, Yu Zhang3, Jing An3, Debiao Li4

1Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing, China; 2Siemens Medical Solutions USA; 3Siemens Healthcare, MR Collaboration NE Asia; 4Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA

The major advantage of 3.0T whole-heart coronary MRA (CMRA) using a continuous gadolinium infusion is to combine lumenographic information and 3D myocardial viability in the same settings with patterns similar to those obtained by 2D-LGE (late Gd-enhanced) techinique. This suggests a potential of this technique to assist in recognizing the etiology of patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) which is essential for the risk stratification and treatment selection.