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Abstract #0258

Accelerated Slice-Encoding for Metal Artifact Correction

Brian A. Hargreaves1, Wenmiao Lu2, Weitian Chen3, Garry E. Gold1, Anja C. Brau3, John M. Pauly4, Kim Butts Pauly1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 2Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore; 3Applied Science Lab, GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA, USA; 4Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Techniques have recently been proposed to correct the susceptibility-induced distortions in MR images near metallic implants. The slice-encoding for metal artifact correction (SEMAC) method applies additional slice encoding, which almost completely corrects in-plane and through-plane distortions at a cost of additional scan time. Here we show that with a linear reconstruction SEMAC imaging can be performed with spin echo trains and both parallel imaging and partial Fourier imaging to provide flexible contrast in reasonable scan times.