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Abstract #2677

High Resolution T2-Weighted Imaging with Whole Brain Coverage at 7 Tesla Using Multiband Slice Accelerated Spin Echo

Dingxin Wang1, 2, Joseph Vu2, Essa S. Yacoub2, Kamil Ugurbil2, Vibhas Deshpande3

1Siemens Medical Solution USA, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, United States; 2Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Austin, TX, United States

Our study demonstrates the feasibility of using slice accelerated SE sequence for acquiring high resolution T2-weighted images with whole brain coverage (72 slices, 2mm thickness). The slice acceleration and SAR reduction are the keys to enable increased coverage of the T2-weighted image acquisition within a reasonable time (8 minutes).