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Abstract #1069

Optimisation of the MP2RAGE Sequence to Thalamic Nuclei and Brain Stem Imaging

Jos P. Marques1, 2, Rolf Gruetter2, 3

1CIBM, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland; 2CIBM, EPFL, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland; 3CIBM, University of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland

T1 weighted brain imaging protocols are often designed to provide a good contrast to a large range of T1 values, from those of WM to those of CSF. In this work we show that the optimization of the contrast to a shorter range of T1s can unveil interesting anatomical contrast often disregarded in T1 weighted imaging.