fast spinal cord images of high in-plane resolution and estimable contrast, an
image combination of different inversion recovery (IR) prepared balanced steady
state free precession (bSSFP) images acquired by a Modified Look Locker IR
(MOLLI) sequence with fixed RR-intervals is suggested. The strength of the
approach lies in its simplicity and that for short acquisition times of
currently about 2mins per slice already a good contrast can be achieved at the
high in-plane resolution of 0.4mm.