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Abstract #2782

Phase Angle Tilting (PAT) for Distortion Correction Caused by Susceptibility in EPI

Lirong Yan1, Deheng Weng1,2, Rong Xue1, Jiongjiong Wang3, Yan Zhuo1

1State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Beijing, China; 2Siemens Mindit Magnetic Resonance Ltd., Shenzhen, China; 3Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

A modified EPI sequence using Phase Angle Tilting (PAT) to correct distortion caused by susceptibility effects was introduced. Using this method, the local distortions were well corrected on both phantom and human. Compared with other correction methods, our method does not cost additional scanning time, and can easily be implemented in EPI sequences.