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Abstract #0644

Imaging of Lung Structure and Function in the Same Breath with Triple Nuclear (He-Xe-H) MRI

Jim M. Wild1, Helen Marshall1, Xiaojun Xu1, Graham Norquay1, Steven Parnell1, Matthew Clemence2, Paul Griffiths1, Juan Parra-Robles1

1Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom; 2Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands, Netherlands

The purpose of this work was development of methods for the acquisition, in the same breath-hold, of lung images from two hyperpolarized gases (3He and 129Xe) with simultaneous registered anatomical 1H MR images of lung structure.