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Abstract #1325

II. High Variability in Peak Signal Intensity During CMRI First Pass Perfusion Imaging When a Standard Dose of Contrast Agent Is Used - Blood Pool & Myocardium.

Shona Matthew1, Deirdre B. Cassidy1, Stephen J. Gandy2, 3, Patricia Martin3, J. Graeme Houston1, 3

1Cardiovascular & Diabetes Imaging, University of Dundee, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom; 2NHS Tayside Medical Physics, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom; 3NHS Tayside Clinical Radiology, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom

This study sought to enhance the work detailed in Poster I (4458) by investigating if contrast agent dose/kg, heart rate, ejection fraction, left ventricular mass and signal intensity in the blood pool of the LV during FPPI impact on the peak signal intensity detected in the myocardium during initial enhancement in a cohort of normal healthy volunteer and a cohort of cardiac patients.