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Abstract #0188

Diffusion Weighted Image Domain Propeller EPI (DW IProp EPI)

Stefan Skare1,2, Samantha J. Holdsworth1, Roland Bammer1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 2MR-Center, Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

A new pulse sequence for diffusion imaging is presented, called image domain Propeller EPI (iProp-EPI). Here, propeller blades are acquired in the image domain ,distinct from other propeller-driven pulse sequences, such as PROPELLER and SAP-EPI, where blades are defined in k-space. iProp-EPI has significantly reduced distortions compared with EPI; is immune to spatially-varying non-linear phase changes; can correct for motion; and may be useful for multi-channel coils since the overlap between the blades results in a higher SNR in the image center where its most needed