Meeting Banner
Abstract #3993

GagCEST of human intervertebral lumbar discs compared to 23Na MRI at 7 Tesla

Stephan Gruber1, Esaú Poblador Rodríguez1, Alena Svatkova1, Thomas Stulnig2, Siegfried Trattnig1,3, Wolfgang Bogner1, and Lenka Minarikova1

1High Field MR Centre, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2Clinical Division for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 3CD Laboratory for Clinical Molecular MR Imaging, Vienna, Austria

Six healthy volunteers were measured to assess the feasibility and differences of 23Na-MRI and gagCEST in human intervertebral lumbar discs at 7T. MTRasym values from GagCEST data have shown to have similar potential as normalized 23Na-MRI, but were acquired in half the time and without the need for special hardware.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here