Jaane Rauschenberg1, Patrik Zamecnik2, Wolfhard Semmler1, Michael Bock1
1Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Division of Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Outer volume suppression (OVS) is performed in steady state sequences to restrict the field of view and thus, to accelerate the image acquisition. Without destroying the steady state, OVS is integrated in three different pulse sequences (FLASH, PSIF, trueFISP) which provide T1, T2-like and T2/T1 image contrast. With a 12.5% FOV restriction an update rate of 5 images/s could be achieved.