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Abstract #2977

Single Point Sequences with Shortest Possible TE GOSPEL

David Manuel Grodzki1,2, Michael Deimling1, Bjrn Heismann1, Hans-Peter Fautz1, Peter Jakob2

1Magnetic Resonance, Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany; 2Department of Experimental Physics 5, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Bavaria, Germany

We present a novel single point sequence, GOSPEL (Gradient Optimised Single Point Imaging with Echo-time Leveraging). Based on a RASP / SPRITE sequence, it uses the shortest possible echo-time for each acquired k-space point. Especially for clinical scanners with limited gradient strength, the reduction of the echo-time enables an improved measurement of tissues with short T2 times. We present an image of a human hand, depicting both the bone structure and tendons. The results indicate that GOSPEL can be used for bone and tendon imaging or MR-PET attenuation correction.