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Abstract #1308

Half-Fourier Single-Shot Turbo Spin-Echo (HASTE) of the Lung at 3T: Feasibility Study using Parallel Imaging with 32-Receiver Channel Technology

Fink C, Lanz T, Reiser M, Schoenberg S, Dietrich O, Herzog P, Eibel R, Theisen D
University of Munich

In this study the feasibility of HASTE of the lung at 3T using parallel imaging with a dedicated 32-receiver channel technology was assessed. Our results indicate that acceleration factors up to 4 can be achieved without degradation of the image quality (e.g. due to artefacts and poor signal to noise ratio). Expiratory scanning may be favourable to compensate for susceptibility associated signal loss of the lung at 3T.