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Abstract #3824

Comparison of DANTE Prepared Black Blood (BB) -TSE with Conventional BB Methods

Linqing Li1, Peter Jezzard1

1FMRIB, Clinical Neurology Department, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

We have previously demonstrated that the DANTE (a rapid series of low flip angle RF pulses interspersed with gradients) preparation is a very promising black blood technique. In this work, a comprehensive comparison of T1, T2 weighted and proton density imaging was performed. In addition, further application to a DANTE-prepared multi-slab 3D GRASE sequence was investigated. The improvement of the DANTE method over the existing methods is considerable in T1, T2 and Pd weighted 2D imaging. DANTE may be adapted as a BB module for 3D BB acquisition.