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Abstract #0192

The 30-Second Time-Of-Flight Exam: Improving Image Quality with Modern Acceleration Methods

Jerome Yerly1, 2, Richard Frayne, 23, R. Marc Lebel, 24

1Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; 2Seaman Family MR Research Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada; 3Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; 4Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Calgary, AB, Canada

Acute ischemic stroke requires extremely rapid imaging methods in order to effectively diagnose the occluded vessel(s) and provide timely intervention. Time-of-flight (TOF) angiography is central to this diagnosis. We investigate methods for optimizing TOF imaging given a 30 second acquisition window and demonstrate that highly accelerated methods provide significantly improved image quality relative to fully sampled data.