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Abstract #4649

Quantitative Evaluation of Metal Artifact with New Turbo Spin Echo Imaging Techniques

Chen Lin1, Brian Dale2, Larry Friggle3, Leverett Neville1, Annette Douglas-Akinwande1, Kenneth Buckwalter1

1Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA; 2Siemens Healthcare; 3Radiloogy, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, IN, USA

The artifact from metal hardware was evaluated and quantified for 2D TSE with Cartesian and BLADE (radial) k-space samplings as well as for 3D TSE with constant and variable refocusing flip angle schedules. These results can be used to optimize imaging of patients with orthopedic hardware.