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Abstract #2301

Sequence Modifications and Reconstruction Strategies for Multi-Slab Multi-Echo DWI

Mathias Engstrm1, Roland Bammer2, Stefan Skare1

1Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; 2Radiological Sciences Laboratory, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Phase navigated multi-slab acquisitions has been proposed as an alternative way of doing 3D diffusion weighted imaging. Combining multi-slab readout with Stejskal-Tanner diffusion preparation requires sequence modifications, intricate phase correction and slab profile optimizations in order to work. Here we present methods and modifications improving the outcome of 3D multi-slab DWI.