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Abstract #2181

Dual magnetization prepared epicardial fat imaging

Haiyan Ding1, Rui Guo1, Dongyue Si1, and Jianwen Luo1

1Center for Biomedical Imaging Research, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Epicardial fat has been more recognized as an endocrine organ and potentially associated with cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders. High spatial imaging resolution is crucial to identify and quantify epicardial fat. This work proposed an efficient dual magnetization prepared imaging method. Combined with saturation and inversion preparation pulses, desired contrast between fat and surrounding tissues with high spatial resolution in a single breath hold was generated. Both simulation and in vivo experiment were conducted to validate the sequence. In vivo imaging resolution 1.0 by 1.0 by 5 mm3 was achieved, which enabled clearly delineation of epicardial fat successfully.

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