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Abstract #3976

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Relaxometry: Assessment of reproducibility between Magnetic Resonance scanners at 1.5T

Qurain T Alshammari 1,2 , Graham J Galloway 1 , Mark W Strudwick 3,4 , Wendy E Strugnell 5 , and Christian Hamilton-Craig 1,6

1 Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2 College of applied Medical Science, Hail, Saudi Arabia, 3 Dept of Medical Imaging and Radiation Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 4 School of Information Technology and Electrical engineering, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, 5 The Richard Slaughter Centre of Excellence in Cardiac MRI, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia, 6 University of Washington, Seattle, United States

Native T1 and T2* relaxometry are important techniques for quantitative analysis of myocardial substrate. 10 healthy volunteers underwent CMR on two 1.5T systems (Siemens Avanto and Siemens Aera) at a 3 year interval using a Modified Look-Locker Inversion MOLLI 3,3,5 and T2* sequences. T1-MOLLI and T2* demonstrate high consistency and inter-study reproducibility between scanners, with no significant difference in T1 and T2* after 3 years. CMR relaxometry should therefore be comparable between centres for follow-up in individual patients using different CMR scanners, with different bore sizes, within the same vendor at 1.5T

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