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Abstract #0593

Accelerated Diffusion Weighted Imaging in the Liver with Blipped CAIPIRINHA Based Simultaneous Multi Slice Acquisition

Himanshu Bhat1, Juan Cevasco2, Daniel Cornfeld3, Ralph Strecker4, Bruce S. Spottiswoode5, Frank H. Miller6, Charles Fasanati6, Stephen F. Cauley7, Kawin Setsompop7, Keith A. Heberlein8

1Siemens Medical Solutions, Charlestown, MA, United States; 2Centro de Diagnsticos Brasil (CDB), Sao Paulo, Brazil; 3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, United States; 4Siemens Healthcare, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 5Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Chicago, IL, United States; 6Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States; 7A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States; 8Siemens Healthcare USA, Charlestown, MA, United States

This study shows feasibility of using the blipped CAIPIRINHA technique with a slice acceleration factor of 2 for DWI in the liver. Comparable quantitative and qualitative results can be acquired with this technique in half the scan time compared with a conventional non slice accelerated sequence.