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Abstract #0244

T1-Weighted Imaging of Lumbar Spine Using Multiband Slice Accelerated Spin Echo

Dingxin Wang1, 2, Peter D. Kollasch3, Edward J. Auerbach2, Steen Moeller2, Bhat Himanshu4, Kamil Ugurbil2, Vibhas Deshpande5

1Siemens Medical Solution USA, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, United States; 2Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, United States; 4Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Charlestown, MA, United States; 5Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Austin, TX, United States

Our study demonstrates the clinical application of multiband slice accelerated SE for T1-weighted lumbar spine imaging. Better T1 contrast can be achieved was this newly developed sequence than clinical standard TSE.