Yiu-Cho Chung1, Steven Shea2, Ye
1Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Columbus, OH, United States; 2Siemens Corporate Research, United States; 3Johns Hopkins University, United States; 4The Ohio State University, United States Minor Outlying Islands
artery imaging is usually done by 2DTSE. However, the technique has long scan
time, and has very limited anatomical coverage. We propose here the use of
T1w-SPACE, a variant of TSE, for 3D imaging of the intracranial vessels.
Using a 32 channel head coil at 3.0T, the technique achieves a spatial
resolution of (0.5mm)3, comparable to CT, in less than 11minutes. The
technique can cover both sides of the tortuous