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Abstract #3019

A Novel Method of Increasing the Contrast to Noise Ratio of Phase Images Using Balanced SSFP

Jongho Lee1, Masaki Fukunaga1, Jeff H. Duyn1

1Advanced MRI/LFMI/NINDS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States

A new method of generating phase contrast is proposed. Using balanced SSFP sequence a significant contrast to noise ratio improvement was achieved. Using this method, the line of Genari in the visual cortex was shown at 3 T in a high resolution.