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Abstract #0962

3D Carotid Wall Imaging: Stack-of-stars Trajectory for Multi-contrast Atherosclerosis Characterization (STAR-MATCH)

Xiaoming Bi1, Zhaoyang Fan2, Yutaka Natsuaki1, Debiao Li2, and Gerhard Laub1

1Siemens Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The recently developed MATCH technique integrates multiple 3D image sets into a single measurement and it is a promising method for carotid plaque characterization. One of the remaining challenges is the gross motion of carotid arteries that originates from pulsation, breathing and swallowing. In this work, a motion robust stack-of-stars sampling trajectory was implemented into the MATCH sequence (STAR-MATCH). Preliminary studies from volunteers and patient demonstrate it is feasible to characterize carotid plaque using the STAR-MATCH sequence with improve motion robustness.

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