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Abstract #4502

The Use of Binomial Pulses for Suppression of Long T2 Signals

Atsushi Mark Takahashi1

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA, USA

Ultra short TE (UTE) imaging has the promise of visualizing tissues not previously visible with MRI. However, contrast in UTE is typically fairly flat because little T2* decay occurs prior to data acquisition. In this work, we propose the use of binomial excitation pulses as a way to selectively excite spins based on their intrinsic T2.