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Abstract #1984

Partially Spoiled Dual Echo Steady State Acquisitions (PDESS)

Oliver Bieri1, Carl Ganter2, Francesco Santini1, Klaus Scheffler1

1Division of Radiological Physics, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland; 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

The theory and effect of partial spoiling is extended from SSFP-FID to SSFP-echo. SSFP-echo has found application in diffusion weighted imaging and is of special interest in combination with SSFP-FID as dual echo steady state (DESS) acquisition for joint imaging. We will show that partial spoiling of dual echo steady state (pDESS) acquisitions is beneficial for improved morphological mapping of cartilage.