Faiza Admiraal-Behloul1, Evert Blink1, Bei Zhang1, Mitsue Miyazaki2
Medical Systems Europe,
It has been well accepted that Lenticulostriate arteries (LSAs) are nearly impossible to visualize on 1,5T and very difficult at 3T clinical MR systems in healthy volunteers. Therefore, LSAs are mainly studied at 7T. The aim of this preliminary study was to investigate the ability of high resolution 3D time-of flight (TOF) angiography to visualize the LSAs at 1,5 T,using a Slice-Selective Off-Resonance Sinc Pulse-Saturation Transfer Contrast with inclined profile selective excitation and water excitation technique.