Jinnan Wang1, Peter Brnert2, Huilin Zhao3, Xihai Zhao4, Niranjan Balu5, Marina S. Ferguson5, Thomas S. Hatsukami5, Jianrong Xu3, Chun Yuan5, William S. Kerwin5
1Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States; 2Philips Research Europe; 3Renji Hospital; 4Tsinghua University; 5University of Washington
Simultaneous Non-contrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) imaging was proposed and validated for detecting luminal stenosis and intraplaque hemorrhage in atherosclerosis patients in 1 scan. SNAP provides robust MRA delineation and sensitive hemorrahge detection when compared to the current techniques. It has the potential to become the first line imaging methods in clinics.