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Abstract #0596

Spectrally Selective B1 Insensitive T2 Preparation Sequence for 3T Imaging

Nezafat R, Derbyshire J, Ouwerkerk R, Stuber M, McVeigh E
Lab of Cardiac Energetics, Division of Intramural Research, NHLBI, NIH, DHHS, Johns Hopkins University

T2 magnetization preparation and spectrally selective fat suppression sequences are commonly used to enhance the imaging contrast. Increased B1 inhomogeneity at 3 T necessitates a preparation sequence that is more robust with respect to B1 inhomogeneity. We propose a spectrally selective B1 insensitive T2 Prep sequence for imaging at 3T. Numerical simulations, phantom and in-vivo images acquired using this technique are presented.