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Abstract #0600

Adiabatic Turbo Spin Echo For Human Applications At 7T

Irene Maria Louise van Kalleveen1, Vincent O. Boer1, Peter Luijten1, Jaco J. M. Zwanenburg1, Dennis W. J. Klomp1

1Radiology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Limitations and potentials of adiabatic TSE for human application at 7T have been demonstrated. The limitations of the adiabatic regime, when going to lower B1 fields, are discussed and the importance of correct k-space sampling has been shown. Furthermore, compared to a conventional TSE, an adiabatic TSE improves the homogeneity of the image. This is simulated and confirmed in phantom measurements as well as in vivo, on the primary visual cortex and the left carotid artery, using a transmit and receive surface coil.