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Abstract #3817

Black-Blood Steady State Free Precession (SSFP) Coronary Wall MRI for Cardiac Allografts: A Feasibility Study

Kai Lin1, Xiaoming Bi2, Ying Liu1, Kirsi Taimen1, Biao Lu1, Debiao Li1, James C. Carr1

1Radiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States; 2Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, United States

Black-blood SSFP coronary wall MRI provides higher image quality, SNR and CNR than traditional TSE does in HTx recipients. It has the potential to become an alternative means to noninvasive imaging of cardiac allografts.