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Abstract #2507

Validation of a Cardiovascular MRI Protocol for Combined Assessment of Contrast-Enhanced Whole Body Angiography and Cardiac Function within a Single Examination

Stephen J Gandy 1 , Jill Belch 2 , Ian Cavin 1 , Elena Crowe 3 , Jennifer Macfarlane 1 , Patricia Martin 3 , Shona Matthew 2 , Matthew Lambert 2 , R Stephen Nicholas 1 , Allan Struthers 2 , Shelley Waugh 1 , Jonathan Weir-McCall 2 , Richard White 3 , and J Graeme Houston 2

1 NHS Tayside Medical Physics, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom, 2 School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom, 3 NHS Tayside Clinical Radiology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom

The aim of this study was to test a novel cardiovascular MRI protocol capable of acquiring cardiac MR (CMR) data (including myocardial delayed enhancement) and whole-body MRA (WB-MRA) data within a single examination. The protocol was divided into five phases, consisting of (i) localisers, (ii) CINE MR of left ventricular function, (iii) WB-MRA part 1, (iv) myocardial delayed enhancement, and (v) WB-MRA part II. CMR segmentation and WB-MRA scoring evaluation was undertaken by two teams of multiple observers, and good repeatability was established. The protocol was well tolerated by volunteers and therefore deemed suitable for larger population-based studies.

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