Julien Flament1, Sidi Mohamed Ould Ahmed Ghaly1, Benjamin Marty1, Cline Giraudeau1, Sbastien Mriaux1, Gilles Bloch1, Denis Le Bihan1, Franck Lethimonnier1, Julien Valette1, Fawzi Boumezbeur1
1NeuroSpin, IBM, Commissariat l'Energie Atomique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Many developments in the field of fast preclinical imaging are based on EVI sequences. We propose here an optimized protocol designed for preclinical in vivo imaging combining a quadrature surface coil with a zoomed Spin Echo EVI sequence using two orthogonal slice-selective adiabatic pulses (designated as ZEVIA) for volume selection. Brain coverage and time resolution are improved substantially without any drawbacks in the mouse brain in vivo at 7T.