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Abstract #1012

Pericardial fat quantification using respiratory triggered 3D-Dixon pulse sequence

Rami Homsi 1 , Alois M. Sprinkart 1,2 , Julian Luetkens 1 , Juergen Gieseke 1,3 , Hans H. Schild 1 , Michael Meier-Schroers 1 , Daniel Kuetting 1 , Darius Dabir 1 , and Daniel Thomas 1

1 Radiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, NRW, Germany, 2 Institute of Medical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 3 Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands

MRI is increasingly used to quantify pericardial fat volume. This study introduces a new method to quantify pericardial fat with a respiratory triggered 3D-Dixon sequence in healthy subjects. Results are correlated to parameters of cardiovascular risk such as BMI, age and pulse wave velocity.

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