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Abstract #1167

Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA) Vessel Wall Imaging Using T1-Enhanced IMSDE

Jinnan Wang1, Niranjan Balu2, Peter Brnert3, Chun Yuan2

1Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States; 2University of Washington; 3Philips Research Europe

Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (IAD) represents 9-15% of all the ischemic strokes in US and is suggested as the most common cause of stroke worldwide. The vessel wall imaging of IAD, however, is challenged by blood suppression and outer wall boundary delineation. This study proposed a new T1 enhanced iMSDE sequence for IAD vessel wall imaging and demonstrated its feasibility in a group of subjects.