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Abstract #0645

Optimizing CAIPIRINHA multi-band acquisition scheme for 2D multi-slice experiments in the abdomen

Bjorn Stemkens 1 , Rob H. Tijssen 1 , Anna Andreychenko 1 , Sjoerd P.M. Crijns 1 , Alessandro Sbrizzi 2 , Jan J.W. Lagendijk 1 , and Cornelis A.T. van den Berg 1

1 Department of Radiotherapy, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2 Department of Radiology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Multi-slice CAIPIRINHA can accelerate clinical abdomen scans significantly by exciting multiple slices simulatenously. In this study we determine the optimal shift pattern and slice gap to improve reconstruction and quantify its reproducibility.

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