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Abstract #1825

Modified Balanced SSFP Sequence for Better Temperature Sensitivity

Mahamadou Diakite1, Nick Todd1, Dennis L. Parker2

1Physics, University of Utah, Salt lake, UT, United States; 2Radiology, Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR), Salt lake, UT, United States

Safety and efficacy of tumor treatment using high intensity focus ultrasound requires accurate temperature measurement throughout the thermal procedure. In this work, we investigate how the noise in temperature measurements can be reduced by variations to this new ub-SSFP sequence.