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Abstract #1494

Clinically-Constrained Resolution-Optimized FlexTPI Acquisition Parameters for the Tissue Sodium Concentration Bioscale

Ian C. Atkinson1, AIming Lu1, Keith R. Thulborn1

1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Rapid transverse relaxation during signal acquisition results in T2-blurring of 23-sodium MR images. Resolution optimized acquisition parameters for quantitative 23-sodium MR imaging of the human brain are determined and demonstrated at 9.4T and 3.0T