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Abstract #1553

Pass-Band Balanced SSFP FMRI at 7 Tesla

Jongho Lee1, Masaki Fukunaga1, Jeff H. Duyn1

1Advanced MRI/LFMI/NINDS, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

We demonstrate that pass-band SSFP fMRI at 7 Tesla can provide high quality images and large spatial coverage with limited signal null areas. The characteristics of the bSSFP functional contrast were also investigated using multi-echo and multi-TR experiments.