Robert R. Edelman1, Shivraman Giri2, Eugene Dunkle3, Mauricio Galizia3, Parag Amin3, Ioannis Koktzoglou3
1Radiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, United States; 2Siemens Healthcare, Chicago, IL, United States; 3NorthShore University HealthSsytem, Evanston, IL, United States
We hypothesized that high undersampling factors could be used in conjunction with radial Quiescent-Inflow Single-Shot (QISS) MRA in order to accelerate data collection and enable multi-slice and body coil acquisitions. Three healthy subjects and four patients with PAD were imaged on a 1.5T MRI system. Comparing Cartesian QISS (93 lines) with single slice radial QISS (92 views), the respective image quality scores were 2.6 0.4 and 2.9 0.2 (p = 0.04). We have demonstrated the feasibility of radial QISS MRA with much higher undersampling factors than are achievable using a Cartesian k-space trajectory and standard parallel imaging techniques.