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Abstract #3140

Motion Robust T2-weighted imaging of C-spine with Propeller with Fast Recovery Modification

Gaddipati A, Kumar A, Peters R, Francis R, Kanal E
GE Healthcare

T2 weighted C-spine imaging is currently performed with Fast Recovery (FR)-FSE to achieve better contrast than FSE in shorter scan time. However this technique is susceptible to patient motion, (swallowing, coughing) leading to rescanning of patients. Propeller pulse sequence proposed by Jim Pipe gives motion robustness, but falls short in terms of contrast between CSF and spine. Our approach of combining Fast recovery technique with Propeller provides both the contrast of FR-FSE and motion robustness of Propeller