Stephen R. Yutzy1,2, Nicole Seiberlich2, Vikas Gulani2, Jeffrey L. Duerk1,2, Mark A. Griswold1,2
1Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2Radiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
A rapid steady state radial method is presented which allows estimation of synthetic images with multiple contrasts in an acquisition time of <5s per slice. A golden angle echo sharing reconstruction is used to reconstruct images with high temporal resolution which are used to fit tissue relaxation parameters and proton density. Perfectly registered synthetic images can be calculated with any arbitrary contrast retrospectively after the acquisition. This technique has the potential to dramatically decrease examination time per patient, thereby increasing patient comfort and compliance, decreasing interscan motion, and increasing patient throughput.