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Abstract #0784

Attenuation Correction for Flexible MRI Coils Using the Ultra-short Echo Time Sequence in MR/PET Imaging

Mootaz Eldib 1 , Jason Bini 1,2 , Philip M Robson 1 , David Faul 3 , and Zahi A Fayad 1

1 Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States, 2 Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York, NY, United States, 3 Siemens Healthcare, New York, New York, United States

In this abstract we investigated a novel method for attenuation correction for flexible surface coils in MR/PET imaging. We utilized the UTE sequence to localize a carotid coil which allowed for accurate registration of a coil attenuation map. Phantom and clinical data are presented.

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