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Abstract #3181

Optimization of Human Meniscus Imaging Using Minimal Phase RF Pulse

Ping-Huei Tsai1, Hsaio-Wen Chung1, Teng-Yi Huang2

1Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Human meniscus is one of the important tissues related to the maintenance of the performance of knee joint, which plays a critical role in the normal biomechanics. The purpose of this study is to improve the zonal image contrast of human meniscus via imaging at moderately short TE using minimal phase RF pulse with optimized rephasing gradient.