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Abstract #0717

Whole Brain Perfusion Using Dynamic pCASL with Multiband Look-locker EPI

Ke Zhang 1 , Seong Dae Yun 1 , and N. Jon Shah 1,2

1 Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine 4, Forschungszentrum Jlich GmbH, Jlich, Germany, 2 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, JARA, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

To quantitatively measure CBF with ASL, multiple readout with different post-labeling delay is preferred incase of various blood arrival time. One approach for sampling the tracer kinetics curve with increasing post-labeling delays is using Look-Locker imaging. Due to the signal recovery of the labeled blood, the slice number in the readout is limited. In this study, multiband excitation technique was applied in Look-locker readout to triple the readout slices for the dynamic pCASL. Preliminary results show that the quantitative CBF can be acquired with whole brain coverage using multiband technique in the same measurement time as using singleband excitation.

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