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Abstract #0996

FID-Based T1-Weighted UTE Imaging of Human Brain at 3T

Yongxian Qian1, Tiejun Zhao2, Fernando E. Boada1

1Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2R&D, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This abstract presents an alternative way to produce 3D T1-weighted brain images in which signal decays of short-T2 tissues or components are minimized by performing ultra-short echo time (UTE) acquisitions on free induction decay (FID) signals, instead of gradient- or spin-echoes. Brain Images of healthy volunteers and tumor patients acquired on a clinical 3T MRI scanner were demonstrated, with some interesting findings observed on the patients images.