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Abstract #2052

Curved Slice Functional Imaging

Hans Weber1, Daniel Gallichan1, Jakob Asslnder1, Jrgen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1

1Department of Radiology, Medical Physics,, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

The ExLoc concept enables excitation and geometrically matched spatial encoding of curved slices with variable curvature, orientation and position. This allows a better adaptation of the slice geometry to the anatomy under investigation. In this study we apply the ExLoc concept to echo planar imaging and present preliminary results from a curved slice fMRI experiment.