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Abstract #1497

Simultaneous Single-Quantum & Triple-Quantum Filtered Sodium Images at 4T In Vivo

Daniel Pascal Fiege1, Sandro Romanzetti1, N. Jon Shah1,2

1Institute of Neuroscience & Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jlich, Jlich, NRW, Germany; 2Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, JARA, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Triple-quantum filtered sodium imaging suffers from a low signal-to-noise ratio. A sequence to simultaneously acquire tissue sodium concentration weighted images with the triple-quantum filtered images has been developed. The triple-quantum filtered images remain unchanged and additional images are acquired without an extension of the measurement time. In vivo experiments show good results.