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Abstract #2653

Three-dimensional multi-contrast assessment of the aortic wall at 3 Tesla

Iulius Dragonu 1,2 , Thomas Wehrum 2 , Christoph Strecker 2 , Benjamin R. Knowles 1 , Jrgen Hennig 1 , and Andreas Harloff 2

1 Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, 2 Neurology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Despite complete routine diagnostics, the etiology of stroke remains cryptogenic in ca. 30% of the patients. Here, we present a novel multi-contrast 3D MRI protocol comprising bright-blood T1-weighted; dark-blood T2-weighted and proton density-weighted images that allows the thorough assessment of the entire thoracic aorta in a clinically feasible time. Accuracy of this protocol was tested in both volunteers and stroke patients with aortic atherosclerosis.

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