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Abstract #2304

Simultaneously Refocused Turbo Spin Echo Sequence

Alto Stemmer1, Berthold Kiefer1

1Healthcare Sector, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany

In this work a new Turbo Spin Echo (TSE) sequence is introduced, which refocuses m adjacent excited slices simultaneously and thereby reduces SAR by approximately a factor m. Contrary to earlier simultaneously refocused TSE sequences the new sequence utilizes the signal of all pathways and is able to sustain a long echo train required for T2 weighted imaging.