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Abstract #1513

Imaging Battery for Brain Quantification

M. Ethan MacDonald 1,2 , M. Louis Lauzon 2,3 , and Richard Frayne 2,3

1 Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary, Caglary, AB, Canada, 2 Seaman Family Magnetic Resonance Research Centre, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada, 3 Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

In this work combined methodologies for rapidly acquiring parametric maps of the brain are described. Several parameters in the brain, including: T1, T2, T2*, magnetic susceptibility and proton density are calculated, in addition to several machine distortion parameters, including: B0 and B1 field inhomogeneity, and coil profiles. The protocol time used to produce these images was less than 26 minutes, and resulted in whole brain coverage with 1 mm^3 isotropic resolution. Collection of these key physiological and machine distortion parameters will allow for advanced simulation of the MR system.

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