Michael Wyss1, Andrei Manoliu2, Georg Spinner1, Magda Marcon2, Roger Luechinger1, Daniel Nanz2, Klaas P. Pruessmann1, and Gustav Andreisek2
1Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Reliable fat suppression is
challenging but mandatory for clinical 7.0T imaging. Purpose of this study was to
evaluate different fat suppression techniques for clinical 7.0T knee MRI. Eight
volunteers were imaged at 7.0T (Achieva, Philips) using a dedicated 28-channel
TX-knee coil (QED) and axial PDw-TSE sequences without fat suppression, with
SPIR, with SPAIR, with SSGR and with the combination of SSGR+SPIR.