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Abstract #4018

Sodium quantification of transplanted kidney using dual-tuned proton/sodium MRI

Chan Hong Moon 1 , Alessandro Furlan 2 , Jung-Hwan Kim 2 , Tiejun Zhao 3 , Ron Shapiro 4 , and Kyongtae Ty Bae 2

1 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 2 University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 3 Siemens Medical Solutions, PA, United States, 4 Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, PA, United States

We developed and evaluated the dual-tuned proton/sodium MRI technique of the kidney. The new technique was applied to sodium quantification to access the renal function in transplanted kidney. The renal sodium concentration and cortico-medullary sodium concentration of transplanted kidneys were lower than those of the healthy native kidneys.

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