Meeting Banner
Abstract #0334

A Preliminary Report on Time-Resolved Coronary Vessel Wall MRI in Heart Transplant Recipients

Giulia Ginami1,2, Jerome Yerly1,3, Jessica AM Bastiaansen1, Ruud B van Heeswijk1, Nathalie Lauriers4, Juan F Iglesias5, Sophie Degrauwe5, Andrea Zuffi5, Roger Hullin5, and Matthias Stuber1,3

1Department of Radiology, University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 2Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom, 3Centre for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM), Lausanne, Switzerland, 4Department of Radiology, University Hospital (CHUV) of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 5Service de Cardiologie, University Hospital (CHUV) of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

In this study, we applied a recently developed and robust coronary vessel wall MRI method that includes a golden angle trajectory and k-t sparse SENSE to a cohort of heart transplant patients. The coronary vessel wall was visualized with high contrast in all patients and the method holds great promise for quantitative and non-invasive characterization of coronary allograft vasculopathy (CAV) in transplanted patients.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here