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Abstract #4920

Enhanced Slab Selective Brain Imaging at 3T Using Wide Band Tailored RF Pulses

Shaihan J. Malik1, Joseph V. Hajnal1

1Robert Steiner MRI Unit, Imaging Sciences Department, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Short (~2ms) 2DRF B1 inhomogeneity mitigation pulses designed to give broadband uniformity with a controlled excitation in fat were integrated into a T1 weighted MPRAGE sequence. No SAR increase was experienced compared with a standard sequence, but improved grey/white matter contrast was observed.