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Abstract #0115

3D T 1 and T 2 mapping of the carotid vessel wall using variable and variable TE iMSDE black-blood imaging

Bram F Coolen 1 , Henk Smit 2 , Dirk HJ Poot 2,3 , Gyula Kotek 2 , Stefan Klein 2 , and Aart J Nederveen 1

1 Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2 Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3 Imaging science and Technology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

We present a novel protocol for 3D carotid T1 and T2 mapping using an adapted iMSDE black-blood sequence. The method is validated using phantom experiments and simulations. Feasibility of this approach was tested using in vivo measurements in a healthy volunteer.

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