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Abstract #1023

Comparison of a Newly Developed Multi-Shot Echoplanar Imaging (EPI) Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) Sequence & Different Types of Single-Shot EPI DWI Sequences

Harald Kramer1, Val M. Runge2, John N. Morelli3, Bernd J. Wintersperger4, Maximilian F. Reiser1, Birgit Ertl-Wagner1

1Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospital Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany; 2Department of Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch; 3Department of Radiology, Scott and White Memorial Hospital; 4Department of Medical Imaging, UHN, MSH and WCH, University of Toronto

Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) is used for the detection of acute brain ischemia in clinical routine. The drawback of single-shot EPI DWI is the reduced spatial resolution which impairs the exact anatomical allocation of an ischemic area. Introduction of multi-shot EPI DWI sequences can help to overcome this limitation.