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Abstract #0186

Acceleration of Vessel-Selective 4D MR Angiography by pCASL in combination with Acquisition of Control and Labeled Images in the Same Shot (ACTRESS)

Yuriko Suzuki1, Thomas W. Okell2, and Matthias J.P. van Osch1

1C.J. Gorter Center for High Field MRI, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands, 2FMRIB Centre, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

In the last decade, MR dynamic angiography (4D-MRA) using arterial spin labeling has become an important alternative to contrast-enhanced 4D-MRA, although scan-time is usually much longer than contrast-enhanced 4D-MRA. Among other advantages, it has the attractive possibility to allow for vessel-selective visualization. In this study, we propose an adaptation of ACTRESS (Acquisition of ConTRol and labeled Images in the Same Shot) approach for pCASL to enable vessel-selective 4D-MRA with almost halved scan-time. In an in-vivo study, it was shown that pCASL-ACTRESS approach provided vessel-selective 4D-MRA with comparable image quality to a conventional pCASL-approach, but acquired in approximately half the scan-time.

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