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Abstract #4318

Repeated Measures Performance of Whole-Brain Echo-Planar Spectroscopic Imaging at 4 Tesla

Andreas Ebel1,2, Norbert Schuff1,3

1Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2Northern California Institute for Research and Education, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

While increased sensitivity provided by high magnetic fields can benefit volumetric whole-brain echo-planar spectroscopic imaging (3D EPSI) in several ways, the gain in measurement repeatability and reproducibility compared to EPSI performed at lower fields, i.e. 1.5T, has not been thoroughly investigated. Here, a test/retest study is presented for 3D EPSI of normal human brain at 4 T focusing on repeatability.