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Abstract #2970

T1 and T2 Quantification for Short T2 Tissues: Challenges and Solutions

Michael Carl1, Jiang Du2, Jing-Tzyh Alan Chiang2, Eric Han1, Christine Chung2

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

The relaxation properties T1 and T2 of MRI images are important parameters in assessment of pathology. Many musculoskeletal (MSK) tissues (cortical bone, tendon, ligaments, etc) have very short transverse relaxation times. UTE imaging of MSK tissues can pose unique challenges for the quantification of the longitudinal or transverse relaxation. We describe these challenges and offer simple solutions to help overcome them.