Petter Dyverfeldt1, Vibhas S. Deshpande2, Tobias Kober3, Gunnar Krueger3, David Saloner1
1Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.,, San Francisco, CA, United States; 3Advanced Clinical Imaging Technology, Siemens Healthcare Sector IM&WS S, Lausanne, Switzerland
Multicontrast-weighted MRI is promising for characterization of carotid plaques, but is hampered by motion artifacts. This study demonstrated initial feasibility of motion-compensated carotid-MRI achieved by a novel approach to FID-based navigator gating. The results demonstrate the potential of the proposed gating-approach to improve the clinical capability of MR imaging of carotid plaques.