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Abstract #0090

Efficient 3D dark-blood thoracic and abdominal aortic imaging with novel motion-corrected water/fat DANTE sequence

Camila Munoz1, Alina Hua1, Karl P Kunze2, Radhouene Neji1,2, Tevfik F Ismail1, René M Botnar1, and Claudia Prieto1
1School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 2MR Research Collaborations, Siemens Healthcare Limited, Frimley, United Kingdom


Dark-blood imaging is a promising tool for vessel wall assessment in cardiovascular disease. Here we introduce a novel water/fat DANTE-prepared sequence for 3D dark-blood imaging of the thoracic and abdominal aorta. The sequence integrates image navigation to enable respiratory motion correction resulting in a predictable scan time. Results from healthy subjects show the feasibility of the sequence for depicting the aortic wall with high-resolution with an overall short scan of ~6 minutes.

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