Bogdan Dzyubak1, Yogesh K. Mariappan2, Kevin J. Glaser1, Sudhakar K. Venkatesh1, and Richard L. Ehman1
Specialized spin-echo-based sequences have
been developed to perform MRE in patients with short T2* where traditional MRE
fails. This work demonstrates that these sequences are able to salvage such
exams by improving SNR and MRE inversion confidence to the levels of successful
GRE MRE exams. Additionally, the stiffnesses calculated by spin-echo and
spin-echo-echo-planar acquisitions are equivalent to each other.