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Abstract #2371

Compatibility of inner volume selection and VSS edge saturation with SENSE

Hwang K
General Electric Healthcare Technologies

The use of quality outer volume suppression techniques capitalizes on the speed benefits of parallel imaging in small FOV applications. This study examines the effectiveness of inner volume selection and FOV edge saturation by very spatially selective (VSS) pulses in a 3D FSE sequence, and observes their effect on artifacts produced by SENSE when aliased signal is present in the FOV. The combination of these techniques acheives near perfect suppression with minimal increase in scan time and is fully compatible with SENSE acquisitions.