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Abstract #1148

Voxelwise Analysis of Myocardial Blood Flow from DCE-MRI Data

Andreas Max Weng1, Christian Oliver Ritter1, Sven Zuehlsdorff2, Hui Xue3, Jens Guehring3, Christopher Glielmi2, Meinrad Beer1, Dietbert Hahn1, Herbert Kstler1

1Institute of Radiology, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bayern, Germany; 2MR Research and Development, Siemens Healthcare; 3Corporate Research, Siemens Corporation

Absolute quantification of myocardial perfusion is commonly based on a region-of-interest (ROI) analysis in order to achieve a sufficient signal to noise ratio (SNR). 3 T scanners provide the opportunity to acquire dynamic contrast enhanced MRI with higher SNR compared to 1.5 T. This, in turn, may help to absolutely quantify myocardial perfusion not only in ROIs but in every acquired voxel. This study presents first results of a voxelwise myocardial perfusion quantification.