Linqing Li1, Christine Law1, Yazhuo Kong1, Michael Kelly1, Jamie Near1, Peter Jezzard1
1FMRIB, Clinical Neurology Department, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
We propose the employment of DANTE prepared multislice EPI (DANTE-EPI) for whole brain BOLD signal measurement. Based on the flow suppression feature of DANTE, we hypothesize that the intravascular BOLD signal will be largely suppressed and thus the venous blood contamination reduced. As such, the BOLD signal from DANTE-EPI may be more accurately located to the site of neuronal activity.