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Abstract #0810

Iterative Decomposition of Water and Fat with Echo Asymmetry and Least-Squares Estimation (IDEAL) Imaging of the Cervical Spine: Clinical Efficiency Compared with Conventional MR

Tsyh-Jyi Hsieh1,2, Twei-Shiun Jaw1,3, Yu-Ting Kuo1,3, Ming-Lun Chiu1, I-Chan Chiang1, Gin-Chang Liu1,3

1Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 2Department of Medical Imaging, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 3Department of Medical Imaging, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

T2-weighted (T2W) iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least-squares estimation (IDEAL) V fast spin echo (FSE) imaging can provide good uniformity of fat suppression, but the clinical efficiency is not evaluated. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the clinical efficiency of T2W IDEAL FSE imaging of the cervical spine, compared with conventional fat-saturated T2W FSE, including quantitative measurements of SNR and SNR efficiency and qualitative scoring of diagnostic image quality and fat suppression.