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Abstract #3385

Fast EPI Based 3D MR Elastography of the Brain

Kruse S, Ehman R, Grimm R, Manduca A, Lake D
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) studies of cognitively impaired patients must be performed in a clinically acceptable amount of time. Previous 3D studies were prohibitively long. The goal of this work was to capture the full 3D wave field using a 2D multi-slice SE-EPI sequence. 24 elastography slices can be acquired in as little as 3 minutes.