Selective visualization of Blood flow using SSFP Non-Contrast MRA with Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Plus
Yamashita Y, Aoki I, Yui M, Yamamoto T, Suzuki M, Ninomiya A
TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
In acquisition using True SSFP combined with Time-SLIP, blood vessels can be selectively visualized without the use of contrast medium. In addition, hemodynamics can be observed by acquiring images with various BBTI settings. In order to observe hemodynamics, however, several scans should be performed, and as a result, the total scanning time becomes longer and imaging parameter setting becomes more complicated. The findings of the present study suggest that the Continuation Sampling method permits hemodynamics to be observed in a single scan with no need to change settings.