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Abstract #0694

Simultaneous Short T2 Excitation and Long T2 Suppression RF Pulses

Michael Carl1, Mark Bydder2, Eric Han1, Graeme Bydder2

1GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States; 2University of California, San Diego

We present a specialized RF technique based on applying a 180 RF excitation pulse that can achieve short T2 tissue excitation and long T2 tissue suppression simultaneously, which may open the possibility for direct excitation of only short T2 tissues, in place of additional separate long T2 suppression techniques. We optimized the RF pulse parameters and experimentally tested the sequence.