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Abstract #2442

Rapid Fat Suppressed Imaging: Application to the Cartilage and the Breast

Weatherall P, McColl R, Peng Q
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A pulse sequence implementation of a novel rapid fat suppression strategy is proposed to achieve rapid and effective fat suppression. The pulse sequence performs fat presaturation with short binomial RF pulse train, in combination with sustained short (1-1) spatial-spectral water-selective excitations in a segmented gradient echo shot. The effectiveness of fat suppression of the sequence is tested both on the knee and breast, and the significance this method for further imaging speed improvement is briefly discussed.