Theoretical and Experimental Benefits of Multi-Band (MB) EPI for pCASL Brain Imaging
Xiufeng Li 1 , Dingxin Wang 2 , Steen Moeller 1 , Kamil Ugurbil 1 , and Gregory Metzger 1
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States,
Medical Solutions USA Inc, Minneapolis, MN, United
To achieve comprehensive insight into g-factor, leakage
contamination and non-sequential slice acquisition order
effects of MB EPI on ASL perfusion imaging, both imaging
studies and theoretical evaluations were performed,
indicating that even in the presence of inter-slice
signal leakeage, MB EPI greatly benefits high-resolution
whole brain ASL perfusion imaging with respect to both
SNR efficiency and CBF quantification.
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