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Abstract #3200

A single scan two-point ghost phase cancellation method using Bunched Phase Encoding

Moriguchi H, Duerk J, Griswold M, Sunshine J
University Hospitals of Cleveland / Case Western Reserve University

The two-point ghost phase cancellation (2PGPC) method is a method for suppression of ghost artifacts using two sets of images. However, the scan time of this method must be extended since it requires two image sets. Bunched Phase Encoding (BPE) has recently been proposed as a new fast data acquisition method in MRI. In BPE, the total number of TR cycles and hence the scan time can be reduced. In this study, it is shown that the BPE technique enables us to reduce the total data acquisition time of the 2PGPC method to that of a single acquisition.