Evaluation of Perfusion in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Highly Accelerated Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Wrist MRI
Jing Liu 1 , Valentina Pedoia 1 , Ursula Heilmeier 1 , Favian Su 1 , Sameer Khanna 2 , John Imboden 3 , Jonathan Graf 3 , David Saloner 1 , and Xiaojuan Li 1
Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University
of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United
of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States,
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco,
CA, United States
We have achieved highly accelerated 3D dynamic contrast
enhanced (DCE) wrist MRI in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
patients with improved image spatial (0.3x0.3x1.5mm) and
temporal resolution (5s), with an acceleration factor
R=20. Evaluation of neovascularization and perfusion in
RA joints demonstrated that the improved images could
provide accurate assessment of the RA progression.
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