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Abstract #2495

FMRI Using 3D PRESTO-CAN - A Novel Method Based on Golden Angle Hybrid Radial-Cartesian Sampling of K-Space

Maria Magnusson1, 2, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard2, 3, Helene van Ettinger-Veenstra, 34, Peter Lundberg2, 3

1Electrical Engineering, Linkping University, Linkping, Sweden; 2Radiation Physics, Linkping University, Linkping, Sweden; 3Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Linkping University, Linkping, Sweden; 4Medical Radiology, Linkping University, Linkping, Sweden

We have shown that it is possible to detect neural activity using fMRI and PRESTO-CAN, a previously developed MRI reconstruction method based on golden angle hybrid radial-Cartesian sampling of k-space. The neural activity appears to be comparable with what can be obtained using a 3D PRESTO Cartesian sequence. However, we have not yet utilized all the facilities of PRESTO-CAN, such as the hourglass filter. The PRESTO-CAN sequence investigated here is able cover the whole brain for fMRI examinations with sufficient temporal resolution.