Meeting Banner
Abstract #1310

Conversion-Free Interleaved Black Blood and Bright Blood Imaging (CfIBBI) Sequence for Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) MRI of Vessel Wall

Tingting Wu1, Huijun Chen1, Jinnan Wang2, Juan Wei3, Feiyu Li4, Chun Yuan1, 5

1CBIR, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; 2Clinical Sites Research Program, Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States; 3Philips Research Asia, Shanghai, China; 4Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China; 5Dept. of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA , United States

In this study, a conversion-free interleaved black blood and bright blood sequence (cfIBBI) is developed for Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) MRI of vessel wall perfusion of early lesion, which has high spatial resolution and excellent blood suppression in black blood image as well as high temporal resolution in bright blood image for AIF. Moreover, the signal intensities of the black-blood and bright-blood images are comparable and can be used directly in kinetic analysis without conversion.