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Abstract #2632

3D PROPELLER-Based Diffusion Weighted Imaging

Eric Aboussouan1, Jim Pipe1

1Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA

A new sequence dubbed TURBINE (TURBoprop IN Elevation) is proposed which adapts the Turboprop scheme to 3D DWI imaging. The trajectory is based on a Turboprop sequence where the gradient echoes are placed in the slice encoding direction. Benefits over EPI and Turboprop include higher SNR efficiency, lower SAR and MTS, reduced off-resonance artifacts and 3D phase correction.