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Abstract #0128

Quantification of Flow by Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Sebastian Flassbeck1, Simon Schmidt1, Mathies Breithaupt1,2, Peter Bachert1, Mark E. Ladd1, and Sebastian Schmitter1,3

1Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 2Institute for Forensic Medicine and Traffic Medicine, Germany, 3Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig and Berlin, Germany

The goal of this work is to investigate and demonstrate 'flow MRF', a technique that quantifies T1 and T2 within static tissue regions around a vessel (e.g. vessel wall) with high spatial resolution while simultaneously quantifying the 3D blood velocity vector within the vessel with high precision and high spatiotemporal resolution. The results show that simultaneous mapping of pulsatile flow and T1/T2 quantification of static tissue is feasible with MRF. The quantification of flow as an additional parameter will further increase the efficiency of MRF and may provide new diagnostic value in cardiovascular diseases.

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