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Abstract #2501

Microhemorrhage Detection with Segmented EPI SWI: Comparison to 3D GRE SWI in a Series of TBI Patients

Wen-Tung Wang1, Ningzhi Li2, Dzung Pham2, John Anthony Butman1, 2

1Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States; 2Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Bethesda, MD, United States

Susceptibility weighted imaging using segmented EPI dramatically accelerates aquisition as compared with traditional 3D GRE methods. In the context of TBI, the ability to cover the whole brain in 90 seconds with segmented EPI with microhemorrhage detection sensitivity comparable to the 9 minute 3D GRE method makes it attractive for routine clinical use.