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Abstract #3037

Multi-Slab SPACE

Guobin Li1, Dominik Paul2, Weijun Zhang1, Tallal Charles Mamisch3, Qiang He1, Marc Beckmann1, Lars Lauer2

1Siemens Mindit Magnetic Resonance Ltd., Shenzhen, Guang Dong, China; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany; 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland

In Single Slab SPACE, relative short TR and long echo train have to be used to reduce the total acquisition time into clinical acceptable range at the cost of the degradation in contrast purity and SNR, especially in PDw imaging. A new Multi-Slab SPACE is presented here to further increase the sampling efficiency, and then provides more flexibility to use longer TR and shorter echo train acquisition compared to Single Slab SPACE.