Multi-Spectral Imaging techniques have been shown to significantly reduce metal-induced artifacts. However, they often suffer from residual pile-up and ripple artifacts in the vicinity of metal, where the metal-induced off-resonance gradient “cancels” the frequency-encoding gradient. Fully phase-encoded methods can overcome the drawbacks of frequency encoding, but usually incur prohibitively long scan times. Here we address this limitation by combining two acquisitions with alternating-sign readout and slice-select gradients. We demonstrate with simulations, phantom and in-vivo scans that the proposed method can effectively suppress pile-up and ripple artifacts, and reduce the signal loss areas near the implants.