Alison N. Pruzan1,2, Audrey Kaufman1,2, Claudia Calcagno1,2, Yu Zhou1,2, Zahi A. Fayad1,2, and Venkatesh Mani1,2
1Department of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States, 2Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States
of atherosclerosis in smaller arteries in the hand may be clinically useful in
certain disease conditions such as Diabetes. We sought to demonstrate
feasibility of vessel wall imaging of the superficial palmar arch using 7T and
3T MRI in comparison with very high frequency micro ultrasound. Results
indicated that 7T imaging of the palmar arch was feasible and subjective image
quality analysis was better than 3T and ultrasound.