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Abstract #2478

A new approach to bright spot MRI: visualizing local dipolar fields with the CRAZED sequence

Heil C, Faber C, Balla D, Zahneisen B, Bowtell R
University of Wuerzburg

In molecular MRI it is often desirable to obtain positive contrast from iron based contrast agents. Here, we demonstrate how the CRAZED experiment with magnetic field gradient modulation along the magic angle can be used to obtain images with positive contrast from local dipolar fields such as created by SPIOs. Images with high contrast and excellent background suppression can be acquired in 3 minutes scan time.