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Abstract #3571

Designing Tissue-specific Variable Flip Angle for Improved 3D Turbo-Spin-Echo Imaging of the Prostate at 3T MRI.

Yoshiko Ueno 1 , Satoru Takahashi 1 , Katsusuke Kyotani 2 , Yu Ueda 2 , Tomoyuki Okuaki 3 , Kazuhiro Kitajima 1 , Nobukazu Aoyama 2 , Hideaki Kawamitsu 2 , and Kazuro Sugimura 1

1 Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 2 Division of Radiology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 3 MR Clinical Science Asia Pacific, Philips Healthcare, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan

Recently, tissue-specific prescribed signal evolutions, achieved by variable refocusing RF-pulse flip angles (tissue-specific VRFA), have been used to decrease blurring and obtain better contrast for turbo spin-echo imaging. Our aim was to assess the impact of tissue-specific VRFA sequence on 3D T2W-TSE image quality of prostate at 3T by comparing to conventional 3D and 2D sequence.

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