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Abstract #4160

Simultaneous Visualization of Passive Marker and Anatomical Image with Rephasing Gradient Integrated Double Echo

Ke Zhang1, Ann-Kathrin Homagk1, Wolfhard Semmler1, Michael Bock1

1Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

Identification of passive markers can be challenging in in vivo applications due to motion and flow artifacts. In this study we implemented a dual echo pulse sequence which acquires simultaneously a conventional MR image together with a dephased image to highlight the marker materials. After overlaying of two images the maker can be easily detected in the anatomical images.