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Abstract #2415

Steady State BURST: Signal Amplitudes and the Influence of Gradient and RF Spoiling

Boller C, Scheffler K
University of Basel

The signal behavior of a gradient echo BURST sequence is studied under steady-state conditions in simulation and experiment. The separation of echo pathways between excitations is shown to require proper gradient spoiling. Further, the use of phase cycling between sub-pulses in a BURST is shown to be beneficial even in the stead state, both with and without RF spoiling.