Robin Martin Heidemann1, Alfred Anwander1, Thomas Knoesche1, Thorsten Feiweier2, Fabrizio Fasano3, Josef Pfeuffer2, Robert Turner1
1Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany; 2Siemens Healthcare Sector, Erlangen, Germany; 3Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
For isotropic high resolution DTI at ultra-high field strength, susceptibility effects and T2* decay must be properly addressed. A combination of reduced FOV imaging (zoomed imaging) and parallel imaging is optimized here, achieving high acceleration factors. This approach enables DWI acquisitions with 1 mm isotropic resolution at 7T. The high quality of the DTI data provides a high level of anatomical details.