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Abstract #2672

Implementation of SWIFT on a Siemens Clinical Scanner

Julien Valette1, Steen Moeller2, Djaudat Idiyatullin2, Curt Corum2, Denis Le Bihan1, Michael Garwood2, Franck Lethimonnier1

1CEA - NeuroSpin, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; 2CMRR - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

SWIFT (sweep imaging with Fourier transformation) is a recently introduced MRI technique, which offers novel and beneficial properties compared to conventional MRI sequences. In particular, SWIFT is extremely quiet and allows imaging ultra short T2 nuclei, and may therefore prove beneficial in a clinical environment. However, due to its non-conventional nature, the implementation of SWIFT on a clinical scanner is challenging. In this context, the goal of this work was to assess the feasibility of SWIFT implementation on Siemens clinical scanners.