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Abstract #0090

Generating T2- and T1-weighted images using Radial T-One Sensitive and Insensitive Steady state Imaging (RA-TOSSI)

Thomas Benkert 1 , Martin Blaimer 1 , Peter M. Jakob 1,2 , and Felix A. Breuer 1

1 Research Center Magnetic Resonance Bavaria (MRB), Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany, 2 Experimental Physics 5, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany

Using balanced SSFP in combination with unequally spaced inversion pulses in between allows generating images with pure T2-contrast. Here, this concept is adapted using a radial trajectory to simultaneously generate several T2-weighted images and a standard bSSFP image (T2/T1-weighted) out of one single acquisition in a very short scan time (~1.3s). Additionally, a T1-weighted image can be obtained by a simple combination of these contrasts. Therefore, the proposed method is a promising candidate for clinical practice, especially for situations where long scan times limit the applicability of established protocols.

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