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Abstract #2829

Optimal Method for Obtaining Dynamic Phase Images from Multi-Channel EPI Data

Erik B. Beall1, Ken E. Sakaie1, Kecheng Liu2, Pallab K. Bhattacharyya1, Mark J. Lowe1

1Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, USA Inc.

Dynamic MR phase information is important for many applications, and current multi-channel methods are not optimal. Optimal combination and phase referencing are two separable steps that can be used to improve results. The implementation of an improved method for obtaining MR phase information over time in rapid acquisitions was used to obtain phase images and the benefits are demonstrated.