Comparison of FLASH and TPI Techniques for Sodium Imaging
Rose S, McMahon K, Maillet D, Holdsworth S, Damen F, Galloway G
University of Queensland
The application of sodium imaging to clinical research has been limited by low concentration and short T2 times in-vivo. This work assesses the image quality of two sequences previously used for sodium imaging; twisted projection imaging (TPI), implemented with a flexible user-interface, and short-TE FLASH. These techniques were tested on phantom and newborn piglets.