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Abstract #0903

Image quality assessment for free-breathing dynamic liver examination using a self-navigated Cartesian acquisition with iterative reconstruction

Benjamin Kaltenbach1, Dominik Nickel2, Ralph Strecker2, Andreas Bucher1, Thomas J. Vogl1, and Boris Bodelle1

1Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, 2Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany

Free-breathing DCE-MRI of the liver is feasible using a Cartesian acquisition with self-navigation and hard-gated reconstruction in oncological patients. Compared to a standard BH-VIBE, image quality was rated marginally lower but with useful robustness regarding breathing artifacts. Therefore, the proposed sequence is a promising alternative in patients who cannot comply with breathing commands, like children or elderly patients.

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