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Abstract #0387

3D Radial bUTE

Clemens Diwoky1, Rudolf Stollberger1

1Institute of Medical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Fully balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) acquisitions are known as the most efficient pulse sequences in the perspective of SNR per time. For high-field systems with higher resonance offsets and for imaging parameters resulting in longer repetition times the applicability of bSSFP is limited by banding artefacts. To overcome or improve this limitation we propose a balanced 3D-radial UTE sequence. The power of this new approach could be shown with in-vivo high resolution 3D imaging with 0.2 mm isotropic voxels on a clinical 3T system in 7min.