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Abstract #3096

DRESS Strategy for Improving Cardiac P-31 MRS at 3T: Coil & OVS

Kim H, Peterson D
University of Florida

In order to optimally utilize DRESS sequence for cardiac P-31 MRS, that is sensitive but tends to be contaminated from outside, an home-made oblong shape quadrature surface coil and a tailored outer volume suppression pulse by SLR algorithm were applied. This stragegy showed reduced contamination from adjacent tissues and enhanced sensitivity. This effect from optimal combination of coil/OVS may be exploited in the routine cardiac P-31 MRS application where high signal-to-noise ratio and precise localization capability are required.