Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Morphology and Inflammation using 3D Isotropic Black Blood MRI
Chengcheng Zhu 1 , Henrik Haraldsson 1 , Sinyeob Ahn 2 , Jing Liu 1 , Michael Hope 1 , and David Saloner 1
Radiology, UCSF, San Francisco, Califronia,
Healthcare, CA, United States
This study developed a 3D MRI technique of abdominal
aorta aneurysm which can achieve high isotropic
resolution and good blood suppression within a
clinically acceptable scan time using DANTE prepared
SPACE sequence. The feasibility of using DANTE-SPACE to
differentiate thrombus components and the ability to
identify inflammation with USPIO contrast agents was
demonstrated. These methods can potentially improve
patient risk stratification.
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