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Abstract #0618

Faster Sodium MRI Through TPI-SENSE: Results at 7T

Yongxian Qian1, Graham Wiggins2, Lawrence L. Wald2, Fernando E. Boada1

1Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, MA, USA

This study presents parallel sodium (23Na) images of human brain on a whole-body 7T scanner using a 15-channel array coil and demonstrates the potential benefits of the TPI-SENSE technique in accelerating data acquisition. Our initial results shows that an acceleration of 2x3 (ring x rotation) is achievable using TPI-SENSE sodium parallel imaging with a 15-channel array coil without significant degradation in image quality.