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Abstract #1625

Homodyne Reconstruction of Partial Fourier Readout-Segmented EPI for Diffusion Imaging

Robert Frost1, David Andrew Porter2, Thorsten Feiweier2, Peter Jezzard1

1FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, MR Applications Development, Erlangen, Germany

This study demonstrates that homodyne partial Fourier reconstruction can be used to reduce acquisition time in readout-segmented EPI with GRAPPA parallel imaging without significantly compromising image quality. Diffusion images and signal-to-noise ratio comparisons of full k-space and partial Fourier images are presented. By acquiring 6/11 readout segments, a 40% reduction in scan time could be achieved which would allow high-resolution tractography in clinically realistic time frames.