Harsh Kumar Agarwal1, Julien Sngas2, Baris Turkbey3, Marcelino Bernardo3, Tim Nielsen2, Jochen Keupp2, Peter L. Choyke3
1Philips Research NA, Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States; 2Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany; 3National Institute of Health, Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States
T2-weighted MRI has successfully been used in diagnostic prostate MRI. However, a clinically feasible T2 mapping technique is essential to develop a quantitative MR imaging framework for prostate oncology. This work proposes a novel image acquisition and image reconstruction protocol which exploit the temporal redundancy in the multi-echo fast spin echo imaging sequence used for T2 mapping along with coil sensitivity profile and partial-Fourier MRI to generate T2 maps over whole prostate on the scanner in clinically feasible time of 5min and 55 seconds.