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Abstract #2633

Improved 2D slice-interleaved flow-independent black blood cardiac imaging using Ferumoxytol

Junfei Lu 1 , J Paul Finn 2,3 , and Peng Hu 2,3

1 Department of Bioengineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States, 2 Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States, 3 Biomedical Physics Inter-Departmental Graduate Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States

We propose to use ferumoxytol, an intravascular contrast agent, to achieve flow-independent black blood imaging by taking advantage of its strong R2 relaxivity. As our technique eliminates the need for DIR preparation, we could achieve higher scan efficiency by interleaving the imaging slices. Meanwhile the sharpness of the septal wall is still maintained. It also provides higher SNR and CNR due to signal boost from ferumoxytol.

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