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Abstract #3501

Comparison of SNR and Contrast in FLAIR at 3T and 7T

Jaco J.M. Zwanenburg1, Fredy Visser1,2, Jerhoen Hendrikse1, Taro Takahara1, Peter R. Luijten1

1Dept. of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands

FLAIR imaging at the ultra-high field strength of 7 Tesla has been challenging. This work compares the SNR and contrast of the multislice FLAIR sequence at two different field strengths 3T and 7T, and shows that SNR increases approximately linear with field strength, while relative contrast between gray and white matter is maintained.