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Abstract #4447

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cranial Nerves at 7 Tesla

Astrid Ellen Grams1,2, Oliver Kraff, 1,2, Stephan Orzada, 1,2, Stefan Maderwald, 1,2, Janine Kalkmann1, Mark E. Ladd, 1,2, Michael Forsting1, Elke Ruth Gizewski1,2

1Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany; 2Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany

In the present study the feasibility of cranial nerve imaging with a 7 Tesla whole body scanner was investigated. For this purpose four sequences were evaluated. A 3D-TrueFISP sequence allowed the best cranial nerve detection rate in a reasonable scan time. This sequence seems to be superior at the moment as in the 3D-CISS, the gold standard sequence at lower magnetic field strengths, no parallel imaging could be performed.