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Abstract #2668

Investigations on Imaging Near Metal with Combined 3D UTE-MAVRIC

Michael Carl1, Jiang Du2, Kevin Koch3

1Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, San Diego, CA, United States; 2University of California, San Diego, United States; 3Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States

We investigated the potential combination of 3D UTE with MAVRIC to image short T2 tissues surrounding orthopedic implants with reduced susceptibility artifacts. Phantom experiments were performed containing a stainless steel plate immersed in agarose gel and imaged at 3T. Our studies show that these two techniques may be combined to harvest their respective advantages.