On the feasibility of hybrid acquisition in SPACE
Guobin Li 1 , Maxim Zaitsev 1 , Matthias Weigel 2 , Esther Meyer 3 , Dominik Paul 3 , Jan Korvink 4,5 , and Jrgen Hennig 1
University Medical Center Freiburg,
Freiburg, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany,
Physics, University of Basel Hospital, Switzerland,
of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, University of
Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of
SPACE employs non-selective RF pulses to achieve short
echo spacing in the imaging with long echo trains.
However, the use of non-selective RF pulses results in a
single slab acquisition in SPACE imaging. In typical
SPACE protocols, the duration of the echo train is only
about 20% of the TR, which means 80% of the time is
purely for waiting. In order to improve the time
utilization ratio, in this work, we investigate the
feasibility of acquiring a second contrast in the
waiting time of the TR in single slab SPACE imaging.
Some preliminary results of the hybrid imaging are
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