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Abstract #2997

Quantification of the Magnetization Transfer Phenomenon in the Human Head at 7T

Olivier E. Mougin1, Penny A. Gowland1

1Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, School of Physics & Astronomy,University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Magnetization Transfer and related effects such as CEST are important sources of contrast in MRI. Sensitivity and increase spectral resolution make possible the measurement of MT effects at 7T in vivo. We used pulsed saturation with Turbo Field Echo readout with a range of saturation offset frequencies on the approach to steady-state, providing data that can be used to measure MT parameters at 7T in a reasonable imaging time at a resolution of 1.25mm isotropic.