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Abstract #4538

Quantitative Evaluation of the Current Status of Carotid Artery Imaging at 7T with Respect to 3T

Wouter Koning1, Hanneke Bluemink1, Tijl A. van der Velden1, Michel Italiaander1, Peter R. Luijten1, Jaco J.M. Zwanenburg1, Dennis W. J. Klomp1

1University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

MRI of the carotid arteries at 7T was evaluated and quantitatively compared to 3T. High resolution turbo spin echo images of a series volunteers were acquired at both field strengths for qualitative comparison. Intrinsic SNR and T2 in the vessel wall was measured for quantitative comparison.