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Abstract #1879

Multi Slice Localized Parallel Excitation for EPI Applications: First Results in vivo

Denis Kokorin1, 2, Martin Haas1, Stefanie Buchenau1, Jrgen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1

1Department of Radiology, Medical 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 principle was examined for multi slice inner volume imaging and the advantages for artifact suppression in EPI are presented. The method was tested in vivo for DWI applications on Siemens MAGNETOM TRIO human system with 8 channel TxArray extension.