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Abstract #2841

Bilateral Sodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lower Extremity

Dimitri Alexander Kessler1, Mary A McLean2, Titus Lanz3, Frank Riemer4, Rolf F Schulte5, Andrew Grainger1, Fiona J Gilbert1, Martin J Graves1, and Joshua D Kaggie1
1Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3Rapid Biomedical GmbH, Rimpar, Germany, 4Mohn Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre, Department of Radiology, Haukeland University Hospital Helse Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 5General Electric Healthcare, Munich, Germany

We present a method for bilateral sodium magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lower extremities. Sodium MRI can provide direct information on tissue biochemistry not available through standard proton MRI, and could therefore potentially assist in disease diagnosis. Our preliminary results demonstrate the application of large field-of-view sodium MRI to the musculoskeletal system for potential compositional assessment of multiple tissues in both legs including muscle, cartilage, synovium and arteries.

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