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Abstract #1556

Spatial and Spectral Analysis for a Radial Sapmling Balance SSFP for FMRI

Ray F. Lee1, Jian Xu2, Karthik Prabhakaran, Michael Arcaro3

1Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solution USA; 3Psychology, Princeton University

The spatial and spectral analysis for the balanced SSFP sequence revealed that the transition bandwidth can be significantly different between the middle and the edge of a slice, which, so far, has not been counted for in its fMRI study. The radial sampling balanced SSFP sequence can minimize the TE so that susceptibility effect can be further reduced, which allows fMRI to study some brain region that cannot be seen in EPI.