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Abstract #0218

Cortical Bone Perfusion Assessment using Inversion Recovery Ultrashort TE Imaging

Vipul R Sheth 1 , Qun He 1 , Olivier M Girard 1 , Robert F Mattrey 1 , Graeme M Bydder 1 , and Jiang Du 1

1 Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

We used an inversion recovery prepared UTE sequence to perform perfusion MRI in cortical bone. This method produced imaging results with fewer artifacts than previous UTE methods. It showed evidence for bi-component behavior (vascular and organic matrix). The method should allow detailed study of cortical bone perfusion.

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