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Abstract #1884

Compensation for Bias from Unwanted Gradient Contributions in STEAM Diffusion MRI

Daniel C. Alexander1, Tim B. Dyrby2

1Centre for Medical Image Computing, Dept. Computer Science, UCL, London, United Kingdom; 2Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark

We present a simple method to avoid bias introduced by crusher and slice select gradients in stimulated echo diffusion MRI. We demonstrate the necessity of using such a compensation in classical diffusion tensor imaging and ActiveAx axon diameter index mapping.