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Abstract #3933

Multi Slice Localized Parallel Excitation for Abdominal & Pelvic EPI Applications in Humans

Denis Kokorin1,2, Martin Haas1, Frederik Testud1, Jrgen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1

1Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Parallel transmission in combination with spatially selective excitation allows a reduction of field of view in the phase encoding direction. In this study this novel principle is examined for multi slice inner volume imaging and the advantages for artifact suppression in EPI are presented. The method was successfully implemented for DWI applications on Siemens MAGNETOM TRIO human system.