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Abstract #4006

High Frame Rate 3D Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging of the Liver with Continuous Acquisition

Mahdi S. Rahimi1, Kang Wang2, James H. Holmes2, Jean H. Brittain2, Scott B. Reeder1, 3, Frank R. Korosec3, 4

1Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States; 2Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Madison, WI, United States; 3Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States; 4Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States

Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) liver perfusion imaging is a powerful tool for detection and assessment of liver lesions, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this work, The IVD-HYCR method is improved by using fluoro-triggering and enabling continuous scanning during the passage of the contrast agent with retrospective identification of multiple breath-hold start times and durations, increasing the methods ability to accurately and consistently acquire high frame-rate images with optimal contrast timing. Continuous scanning during multiple breath-holds and use of data sharing enables acquisition of high spatial and temporal resolution images and numerous time frames, permitting more complete assessment of contrast dynamics.