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Abstract #3909

Time-Efficient Artery and Vein Imaging in 3D TOF MRA of the Neck

Amir Eissa1, Alan H. Wilman1

1Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Imaging of arteries and veins with 3DTOF is generally a slow process owing to the need of two seperate scans. In this work we collect a full scan with no saturation pulses followed by a reduced extent scan with venous saturation. By combining both results, seperate artery and venous images are produced. This technique is studied in depth for imaging neck blood vessels.