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Abstract #3709

MP2RAGE Imaging at 9.4T Using a PTX System

Daniel Brenner1, Kaveh Vahedipour1, Tony Stcker1, Jrg Felder1, Frank Geschewski1, Eberhard Daniel Pracht1, Nadim Jon Shah1, 2

1INM-4, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany; 2JARA - Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Conventional T1 weighted Neuroimaging at 9.4T (using the MP2RAGE sequence) is complicated by strong RF inhomogeneities that cause areas of contrast loss. These can be partially removed by utilising a pTX system with two distinct RF shims and efficient HSN inversion pulses.