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Abstract #3312

Optimization Study for High-Resolution 3D Isotropic Fat-Suppressed Fast Spin Echo MR Imaging of the Wrist

Hiroshi Yoshioka1, Eiko Yamabe1, Arash Anavim1, Ryo Miyagi1, Sarah Rooney1, Dave Hitt2

1Radiological Sciences, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States; 2Philips Healthcare, Cleveland, OH, United States

The purpose of the present study is to optimize parameters of high-resolution 3D isotropic FSE fat-suppressed proton density-weighted images (FS PDWI) of the wrist in clinical settings within approximately 5 minute scan time. Optimal 3D isotropic FS PDWI of the wrist can be obtained with either 0.3 mm voxel size, 117 ETL, and 140-160 TI or 0.35 mm voxel size, 88 ETL, and 160-180 TI with less blurring, and acceptable S/N. Additional thin slice axial and sagittal images can be reformatted without extra scan time or degradation of image quality for a more complete assessment of the wrist structures.