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Abstract #3057

Quantifying MRI contrast agent in flowing blood using DCE-MRI A feasibility study

Matt N Gwilliam 1 , David J Collins 1 , Martin O Leach 1 , and Matthew R Orton 1

1 Institute of Cancer Research, London, Greater London, United Kingdom

In order to obtain a patient-specific AIF for DCE-MRI, it has been proposed to measure the T1 of blood in a large vessel. This work demonstrates through the use of physical and virtual phantoms that these measurements are highly compromised by flow at physiological rates and that this strategy may be unfeasible.

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