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Abstract #2351

Whole Brain Myelin Water Imaging Using T2* Decay Analysis at 3T

Yoonho Nam1, Bonsuk Koo1, Dosik Hwang1, Dong-Hyun Kim1

1Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Quantitative myelin water imaging can be a useful tool for studying white matter diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Myelin water imaging via multi-echo gradient echo based T2* imaging has recently been introduced as an alternative to multi-echo spin echo based T2 imaging. T2* based myelin water imaging has some technical benefits such as lower SAR, larger volume coverage. In this work, the potential for whole brain quantitative myelin water imaging using T2* decay analysis was investigated at 3T.