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Abstract #0594

7 Tesla Abdominal Imaging using TIAMO

Stephan Orzada1,2, Sren Johst1,2, Andreas K. Bitz1,2, Oliver Kraff1,3, Irina Brote1,2, Susanne C. Ladd1,2, Mark E. Ladd1,2, Stefan Maderwald1,3

1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Essen, NRW, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology & Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany; 3University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany

With increasing field strength, the wavelength of the B1 field is shortened, making abdominal imaging at 7 Tesla and above very challenging due to the severe B1 inhomogeneities. Recently, Time Interleaved Acquisition of Modes (TIAMO) has been proposed as an easy and robust scheme for mitigating these inhomogeneity effects. In this work, we present first abdominal images acquired with TIAMO at 7 Tesla. The results appear to render promising contrasts and homogeneous images. Abdominal imaging at 7 Tesla seems feasible with TIAMO, since images without signal dropouts can be acquired within a reasonable acquisition time.