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Abstract #4186

Automatic acquisition of dynamic susceptibility contrast and dynamic contrast enhanced images using a single contrast dose

Yufen Chen1 and Todd B Parrish1

1Radiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States

In clinical settings, dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) data are rarely acquired together as both require a full single dose for optimal contrast-to-noise-ratio (CNR). However, both techniques offer complementary information that aid in the assessment of tumors. Current double acquisition methods acquire the DCE scan first with a half dose to minimize leakage effects in the subsequent DSC scan, compromising both scans. Here, we demonstrate the feasibility of an automatically switching DSC-DCE scan sequence by monitoring the signal intensity of the DSC scan, allowing acquisition of both datasets with a single contrast dose.

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