Jia Guo1, Eric C. Wong2
1Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States; 2Department of Radiology and Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
While optimized Vessel Encoded Pseudo-Continuous ASL (opt-VEPCASL) provides higher SNR efficiency, randomly-encoded VEPCASL (re-VEPCASL) may provide other benefits such as: 1) no planning or angiogram is needed; and 2) it is potentially insensitive to resonance offsets. These advantages may benefit clinical users. In this abstract, the advantages of opt-VEPCASL and re-VEPCASL are discussed, and the efficiency of random encoding is examined by simulation.