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Abstract #0878

3D Dark Blood Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Carotid Arteries

Ioannis Koktzoglou1, 2, Tina Desai, 23, NavYash Gupta, 23

1Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, United States; 2The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States; 3Vascular Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie, IL, United States

A three-dimensional dark-blood cine magnetic resonance imaging pulse sequence capable of displaying the human arterial wall is described. The method is applied to the carotid arteries and demonstrates the ability to display the arterial wall and its motion with fine temporal resolution and submillimeter spatial resolution over the cardiac cycle.