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Abstract #5150

Novel Magnetization-Prepared Multi-Slice Multi-Shot EPI Pulse Sequence for T1rho Quantitation

Eric T. Han1, Weitian Chen1, Ajit Shankaranarayanan1

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA, United States

There are numerous clinical scenarios where evaluation of T1 in a focal region-of-interest is desired. In such cases, a quantitative multi-slice 2D T1 approach may be more appropriate and time-efficient than a 3D technique. We propose a novel 2D multi-slice T1 imaging sequence that overcomes many of the shortcomings of current multi-slice T1 methods. Using this sequence, in vivo T1 maps of the knee, spine, and brain are acquired.