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Abstract #2318

Slice Acceleration of T1 Mapping of Brain Using Multi-Band Excitation Pulses

Atsushi M. Takahashi1, Suchandrima Banerjee1, Yuval Zur2, Robert F. Dougherty3, Aviv Mezer4, Jason D. Yeatman4, Brian A. Wandell, 34, Douglas Kelley1, Ajit Shankaranarayanan1

1Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA, United States; 2GE Healthcare, Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel; 3Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 4Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

Multi-Band excitation pulses and parallel imaging reconstruction methods are applied to making quantitative measurements of the NMR properties of tissue. Specifically, in this study, T1 measurements of brain were made using multi-band excitation pulses for decreasing acquisition time.