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Abstract #1591

3D SSFP Acquisitions for MR Enterography

James F. Glockner1, Christine U. Lee1

1Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

Many current MR enterography protocols include axial and coronal 2D SSFP acquisitions, requiring multiple breath holds and often necessitating two doses of an antiperistaltic agent. We examine the feasibility of a single breath held coronal 3D SSFP acquisition with spatial resolution adequate for high quality axial reformatted views. Preliminary data in a small series of patients suggests that this technique generates images of excellent quality and may allow for a shorter and more efficient enterography protocol.