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Abstract #5000

Multi Echo Susceptibility Weighted Imaging: Improving Image Contrast by Applying the Susceptibility Weighted Phase Mask to Maps of the R2* Decay

Christian Denk1, Alexander Rauscher1

1UBC MRI Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Maps of R2* relaxation computed from multi echo susceptibility weighted images (SWI) were multiplied with phase mask obtained from the same data. This procedure leads to an improved contrast between grey matter and white matter compared to standard SWI data processing.