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Abstract #4211

Fast 3D T2 Measurement with a Magnetization Prepared TrueFISP Sequence

Philipp Krmer1, Lothar R. Schad1

1Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany

3D spin-echo and turbo-spin-echo T2 weighted imaging suffers from high acquisition duration because of the necessary long repetition times. For 2D cardiac T2 measurement a sequence was proposed which applies two 90 rectangular pulses and a Malcolm-Levitt composite pulse train of four 180 refocusing pulses for T2 weightening prior to imaging. In this work, the same T2 preparation method is combined with a fast 3D TrueFISP imaging sequence enabling fast 3D T2 measurement.