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Abstract #2160

Interleaved Multi-Slab 3D Gradient and Spin Echo for Arterial Spin Labeling

Hiroshi Toyoda1, 2, Guoxiang Liu2, Yusuke Morito2, Yasuyoshi Watanabe3

1RIKEN Center for Molecular Imaging Science , Kobe, Japan; 2National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Kobe, Japan; 3RIKEN Center for Molecular Imaging Science, Kobe, Japan

A new 3D arterial spin labeling (ASL) acquisition using multi-slab 3D gradient and spin echo (GRASE) was proposed, which shortened scanning time without sacrificing measurement accuracy. We have shown that the ASL imaging based on a multi-slab 3D GRASE sequence provided equivalent results in the absolute quantification of the CBF to that of the single slab sequence. The feasibility of this new multi-slab 3D acquisition approach was demonstrated by its better time efficiency and equivalent quantification accuracy.