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Abstract #3187

Acquisition of 7T Human Spine Imaging

Bing Wu1, Chunsheng Wang1, Roland Krug1, Douglas Kelley2, Yong Pang1, Sharmila Majumder1,3, Xiaoliang Zhang1,3

1Radiology&Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2GE Healthcare, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Group Program in Bioengineering, SanFrancisco&Berkeley, CA, USA

Ultra-high magnetic field spine image may provide high signal to noise ratio for both human disc imaging and spectroscopy, thus better quantitative assessment of disc health can be achieved. In this work, initial images for human spine were acquired at 7t. Some points for 7T human spine acquisition are discussed.