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Abstract #1459

in-vivo Measurements of Gas Flow in the Upper Airways with Hyperpolarized Helium-3 and Xenon-129

Guilhem Jean Collier1, Juan Parra-Robles1, Jim M. Wild1

1Department of Cardiovascular Science, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The combination of phase contrast velocimetry sequence with hyperpolarized gases (helium-3 and xenon-129) was performed in-vivo to assess flow patterns and obtained velocity maps of airflow in the upper airways of the lungs (from the trachea to the third bifurcation of the lungs).