David Manuel Grodzki1,2, Michael Deimling1, Bjrn Heismann1, Hans-Peter Fautz1, Peter Jakob2
1Magnetic Resonance, Siemens Healthcare,
We present a novel single point sequence, GOSPEL (Gradient Optimised Single Point Imaging with Echo-time Leveraging). Based on a RASP / SPRITE sequence, it uses the shortest possible echo-time for each acquired k-space point. Especially for clinical scanners with limited gradient strength, the reduction of the echo-time enables an improved measurement of tissues with short T2 times. We present an image of a human hand, depicting both the bone structure and tendons. The results indicate that GOSPEL can be used for bone and tendon imaging or MR-PET attenuation correction.