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Abstract #3114

Simplified Signal Equations for Spoiled Gradient Echo MRI

James Grant Pipe1, Ryan K. Robison1

1Neuroimaging Research, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, United States

This work presents simplified signal equations for spoiled gradient echo (SPGR) imaging. The framework introduces an exponential time constant TA, which reflects magnetization loss from the rf pulse. This framework is then used for to consider image SNR and T1 contrast.