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Abstract #3752

Renal magnetic resonance fingerprinting for simultaneous T1 and T2* quantification

Ingo Hermann1,2, Jorge Chacon-Caldera1, Irène Brumer1, Sebastian Weingärtner2, Lothar R. Schad1, and Frank G. Zöllner1
1Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany, 2Magnetic Resonance Systems Lab, Department of Imaging Physics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

We implemented and validated a MRF sequence for simultaneous T1 and T2* quantification in the kidneys covering 4 slices within one breath-hold. Therefore, we used an echo-planar-imaging readout with fully sampled k-space and 35 measuremets for the matching process. We achieved promising results in phantom and in 8 healthy volunteers compared with conventional methods as MOLLI and GRE and with reference scans. Additionally, we performed smoothing on the baseline images to further improve the image qualitiy of the MRF parametric maps.

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