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Abstract #3020

Balanced Binomial-Pulse Steady-State Free Precession (BP-SSFP) for Fast, Inherently Fat Suppressed, Non-Contrast Enhanced Angiography

Garry Liu1, Venkat Ramanan2, Graham Wright1

1University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Fat signal suppression is essential for MR angiography. In this work, we present a generalized design of a 1-2-1 binomial pulse SSFP (BP-SSFP) sequence, and the trade-off between TR reduction, water SNR, and water/fat CNR. We apply our method to achieve a short scan time, provide steady-state fat suppression, maintain high SNR, and restrict banding artifacts for peripheral MR angiograms.