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Abstract #3471

Quantitative T2*-Mapping of the Achilles Tendon Using a Multi-Echo VTE SPGR-Sequence at 3 Tesla: Preliminary Results.

Sebastian Apprich1, Vladimir Juras1, Oliver Bieri2, Stefan Zbn1, Siegfried Trattnig1

1Department of Radiology - MR Center of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2Division of Radiological Physics, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

A new multi-echo (me) spoiled gradient echo sequence (SPGR) with an variable echo time (vTE) scheme (me vTE-SPGR) enables quantitative MR imaging of tissues with very short T2 relaxation times such as the Achilles tendon (AT).