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Abstract #3542

Accelerated volumetric renal perfusion using pseudo-continuous ASL and a 3D Fast-Spin-Echo readout with Compressed Sensing

Manuel Taso1, Li Zhao1, Arnaud Guidon2, Daniel V. Litwiller3, and David C. Alsop1

1Division of MRI Research, department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States, 2Global MR Applications and Workflow, GE Healthcare, Boston, MA, United States, 3Global MR Applications and Workflow, GE Healthcare, New York, NY, United States

While ASL is a promising technique to measure renal perfusion in multiple applications, its translation into clinical practice is still challenged by its motion-sensitivity and limited spatial coverage. In the current work, we propose an implementation of an undersampled Cartesian 3D-FSE readout with pseudo-continuous ASL labeling and Compressed-sensing reconstruction for fast whole kidney perfusion measurement. Results show that even at high acceleration factors (≈15), acceptable quality whole kidney ASL images could be obtained in less than a minute with increased motion-robustness. Furthermore, the CS acceleration enables acquiring multiple averages, providing increased coverage with similar SNR than mostly used 2D readouts.

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