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Abstract #4602

20-min Pediatric Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance without Contrast or Anesthesia: Initial Evaluation in Kids with Congenital Heart Disease

Lexiaozi Fan1,2, Hassan Haji-Valizadeh3, Cynthia K Rigsby4, Joshua D. Robinson4, Paige Constance Nelson4, and Daniel Kim1,2
1Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States, 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States, 3Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Division), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States, 4Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Cardiovascular MRI is an excellent diagnostic tool for children with congenital heart disease (CHD), but the long acquisition times, and need for sedation/anesthesia and the administration of a gadolinium-based contrast results it only accounts for only 2% of pediatric cardiac diagnostic tests. Our 20-min, free-breathing, non-contrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) protocol is potentially a game-changer, because its total scan time (20 min) is considerably shorter than a standard protocol (90 min) and does not require anesthesia or gadolinium-based contrast agent.

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