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Abstract #0576

Simultaneous Measurement of Myocardial Perfusion by Dynamic Contrast Enhancement MR and Ammonia PET

HuaLei Shelley Zhang1, 2, Christopher Rischpler1, Nicolas Langwieser1, Carmel Hayes3, Anja Batrice1, Tareq Ibrahim1, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz1, Markus Schwaiger1, Stephan G. Nekolla1

1Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universitaet Mnchen, Muenchen, Bayern, Germany; 2Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Bayern, Germany

The assessment of myocardial perfusion has shown to provide high diagnostic and prognostic information for the management of patients with CAD. Quantification of perfusion remains a challenge for the regional measurement of myocardial flow reserve by a variety of imaging techniques. Newly developed integrated PET/MR devices are uniquely suited to compare perfusion measurements in patients. Here we describe a protocol for parallel acquisitions of myocardial perfusion by PET and MR, and the direct comparison of simultaneous measurements of myocardial perfusion at rest and during pharmacologic stress.