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Abstract #2159

Pulsed Arterial Spin Labeling with Multi-Band Excitation

Tae Kim1, Wanyong Shin2, Erik B. Beall2, Mark J. Lowe2, Tiejun Zhao3, Kyongtae Ty Bae1

1Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 2Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solution USA, INC., Siemens MediCare Healthcare USA, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Multi-band (MB) excitation for data acquisition was successfully implemented into pulsed arterial spin labeling and evaluated on healthy volunteers at 3T. Perfusion quantification for MB excitation was highly comparable with that of a conventional perfusion acquisition. Our study demonstrates that the MB technique facilitates an accelerated acquisition of high resolution, whole-brain perfusion maps.