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Abstract #3681

Radial MS-CAIPIRINHA Efficiently Extends the Anatomical Coverage in MR Myocardial Perfusion Studies on MR-PET Systems

Tobias Wech1,2, Karl P. Kunze3, Christoph Rischpler3, Daniel Stäb4, Peter Speier5, Herbert Köstler1,2, and Stephan G. Nekolla3

1Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 2Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, München, Germany, 4The Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Germany, 5Magnetic Resonance, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany

Integrated MR-PET imaging is a versatile tool for the non-invasive characterization of cardiovascular disease. In this work, we developed an MS-CAIPIRINHA-based imaging technique to extend the anatomical coverage of the MRI perfusion assessment to six slices per RR. As a proof of principle, the described approach was combined with simultaneous 18F-FDG viability imaging and Late Gadolinium Enhancement (LGE) imaging investigating improvements in anatomical coverage for a relevant patient cohort.

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