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Abstract #4455

Flow-Insensitve Magnetization Preparation for T2* Contrast

Christian Stehning1, Jrgen Rahmer1, Ulrike Blume2, Tobias Schaeffter2

1Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany; 2Division of Imaging Science, King's College, London, UK

A magnetization preparation pulse sequence to obtain magnetic resonance images with strong T2* weighting is described. It overcomes the need to use sequences with long echo times (TE), which are inherently sensitive to flow artifacts.