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Abstract #2634

Fast T2 Mapping Using Partially Spoiled Steady State Free Precession (T2-PSSFP)

Oliver Bieri1, Carl Ganter2, 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

It was been shown that for small TR and RF spoiling increments (i.e. partial RF spoiling), the width of the transition from SSFP-FID to SPGR is inversely proportional to T2. Using an approximate solution for partially spoiled SSFP sequences allows for fast 3D quantitative T2 mapping.