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Abstract #4196

The Use of Appropriate Calibration Curves Can Correct the Systematic Differences Between Softwares in Hepatic R2* Estimation

Antonella Meloni1, Hugh Young Rienhoff2, Amber Jones2, Aessia Pepe1, Massimo Lombardi1, John C. Wood3

1CMR Unit, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana and Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy; 2FerroKin BioSciences, Inc, San Carlo, CA, United States; 3Division of Cardiology, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

R2* values vary with post-processing method but yield statistically identical LIC values when technique-appropriate calibration curves are used. In the literature, R2* values should be converted into LIC values to facilitate comparisons across studies.