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Abstract #1536

Automated Detection of the Optimal Arterial Phase in Dynamic 3D Contrast Enhanced Imaging of the Liver

Pascal Spincemaille1, Nanda Deepa Thimmappa1, Bo Xu1, Martin R. Prince1, Yi Wang1

1Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, United States

The need for optimal bolus timing in contrast enhanced imaging of the liver can be avoided by using a high temporal resolution acquisition. The selection of an optimal arterial phase requires a manual inspection of a large number of images. An algorithm is presented here that detects the optimal arterial phase in these sets of images, allowing immediate visualization of the relevant liver lesion enhancement information.