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Abstract #1745

Fatty Acid Composition MRI of Human Epicardial Adipose Tissue

Jack Echols1, Soham Shah1, and Frederick Epstein1
1Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States


Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) fatty acid composition (FAC) plays an important role in coronary vascular inflammation due to obesity and diabetes. We show for the first time the feasibility of quantifying human EAT FAC using radial multi-echo gradient-echo MRI with IDEAL mapping. This method may enable further investigations into the relationship between EAT fatty acid composition and cardiovascular disease.

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