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Abstract #1401

Assessment of T1ρ Mapping of Thoracolumbar Discs at 3T with and Without RF Shimming

Trevor Andrews1, 2, Richard Watts2, Scott Hipko2, Jay Gonyea2, Christopher Filippi2, 3

1Philips Healthcare, Cleveland, OH, United States; 2Radiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, United States; 3Radiology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, United States

In this work the performance of 3D T1rho mapping of spine discs at 3T is investigated both with and without RF shimming.