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Abstract #3000

An RF pulse with reduced MT saturation for FSE

Robison R, Pipe J, Zwart N
St. Joseph's Hospital

Fast Spin Echo sequences exhibit SNR loss and contrast changes due to Magnetization Transfer Saturation. Low flip angle refocussing pulses reduce, but do not eliminate this effect, particularly at higher fields. A Low-MT RF pulse was designed in this work, and an example of its performance in a T1 FSE sequence at 3T is given.