Satoru Morita1, Eiko Ueno1, Ai Masukawa1, Kazufumi Suzuki1, Haruhiko Machida1, Mikihiko Fujimura1, Shinya Kojima1, Masami Hirata1, Takahiro Ohnishi2, Kazuhiro Kitajima3, Yasushi Kaji3
1Department of Radiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 2Application group, Siemens-Asahi Medical Technologies, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Radiology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan
SPACE sequence has recently been used to obtain high resolution 3D images at 3.0T MRI. This has the advantage that it reduces SAR by use of the variable flip angle. The other great advantage of SPACE is the shortening of echo spacing. However, this has not previously been focused on. This prospective study using 20 healthy volunteers quantitatively verified the superiority of SPACE MRCP to conventional 3D TSE MRCP at 1.5T MRI due to the shortening of echo spacing.