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Abstract #1629

Free-breathing T1-weighted black-blood vessel wall MRI based on radial imaging with motion sensitized driven equilibrium (MSDE) preparation

Takashi Namiki1, Hiroshi Hamano1, Naoki Udo2, Inka Ristow3, Felicia-Marie von Düring3, Alexander Lenz3, Shuo Zhang4, and Masami Yoneyama1
1Philips Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2Department of Radiological technology , Yuuai Medical Center, Okinawa, Japan, 3Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, 4Philips, Hamburg, Germany

Black-blood MRI is essential to characterize vessel wall in vivo and to identify vascular abnormalities. However, clear depiction of the wall structures in the thoracoabdominal region remains challenging and often suffers from pulsation or breathing artifacts. In this study, we employ motion sensitized driven equilibrium (MSDE) preparation technique and combine with radial-based 3D gradient- and 2D spin-echo imaging pulse sequences. Initial results in healthy volunteer and patients are reported in comparison to the conventional bright-blood and Cartesian techniques, which have shown promise in detection of vessel wall lesions before or after injection of contrast agent.

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