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Abstract #0864

2-In-1: Simultaneously T2/T2* Weighted Double Echo Fast Spin Echo Imaging

Katharina Fuchs1, Fabian Hezel1, Sabrina Klix1, Thoralf Niendorf1, 2

1Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.), Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Experimental and Clinical Research Center, a cooperation of the Charit Medical Faculty and the Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Both T2 and T2* weighted Fast Spin Echo (FSE) sequences are frequently applied in clinical practice. This work presents an FSE technique which is simultaneously sensitive to T2 and T2* offering various applications including simultaneous mapping. The dual weighting of the proposed two-in-one sequence is generated via the separation of spin echoes and stimulated echoes. Applicability of the presented approach is examined in phantoms and healthy volunteers at 3.0 T and 7.0 T.