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Abstract #2076

First Experiences Utilizing Whole-Chest 4D-Flow for Everyday Clinical Use:  A Step from Bench to Bedside 

Maurice Pradella1,2, Michael B Scott1, Brad D Allen1, Ryan Avery1, and Michael Markl1,3
1Department of Radiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States, 2University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 3Department Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States

We present initial results of our novel full chest, free-breathing 4D-flow protocol which was designed for clinical use. In 25 patient who required imaging of aortic and pulmonic flow, it proved to be feasible for two reasons: mean acquisition times of 4D-flow was 12.5min versus 9.7min for 2D phase contrast (2D-PC) imaging, resulting in only a minor mean measurement time increase of about three minutes. Second, flow measurements for aortic and pulmonic flow for were consistent for both 4D-flow and 2D-PC. We will continue with our evaluation in a larger cohort to confirm these initial results.

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