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Abstract #2919

Maximizing MR Signal for 2D UTE Slice Selection in the Presence of Rapid T2 Relaxation

Michael Carl1, Jing-Tzyh Alan Chiang2, Mark Bydder2

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

We have derived an analytic expression for the steady state transverse magnetization resulting from VERSE corrected 2D UTE excitation RF pulses, which we used to predict the optimum flip angles (generalized Ernst angles) for short T2 tissues. Simulations and experimental verifications support the validity of the derived results.