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Abstract #2185

Multislice Spiral Superficial Femoral Artery Wall Imaging

Meyer C, Kramer C, Sica C
University of Virginia

A multislice dark blood vessel wall imaging sequence with spiral readouts was developed. Adouble inversion block was used to null the blood signal, with either one or five 3 mm thickslices acquired per DIR block. The SNR and flow suppression were good at a resolution of 0.39 mm, The efficiency of spirals allow for more slices to be nulled following a giveninversion block, and the short TE leads to a high signal from the vessel wall.