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Abstract #2035

Free-Breathing Hepatobiliary Phase Imaging: Comparison of Five Free-Breathing Scans with Conventional Breath Hold Scan

Kimihiro Kajita1, Satoshi Goshima1, Yoshifumi Noda1, Hiroshi Kawada1, Tomoyuki Okuaki2, Masatoshi Honda3, Nobuyuki Kawai1, Hiromi Koyasu1, and Masayuki Matsuo1

1Radiology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu City, Japan, 2Philips Healthcare, Tokyo, Japan, 3Philips Electronics Japan, Tokyo, Japan

We applied five free-breathing scan sequences to gadoxetic acid-enhanced hepatobiliary phase imaging. Breath hold eTHRIVE demonstrated the highest SNR on the liver, although it is also revealed the disadvantage for the patients with unstable breath hold. On the other hand, free-breathing 3D VANE with gate and track demonstrated the highest image quality with equivalent SNR to breath hold eTHRIVE. It is notable that free-breathing 3D VANE produced steady and effective image quality for all patients regardless of breath hold ability.

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