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Abstract #3631

Accelerated whole-body diffusion weighted imaging with blipped CAIPIRINHA based simultaneous multislice acquisition

Himanshu Bhat 1 , Thomas Doring 2 , Daniel Cornfeld 3 , Ralph Strecker 4 , Stephen F. Cauley 5 , Kawin Setsompop 5 , Leonardo Kayat Bittencourt 2 , Romeu Domingues 2 , and Keith Heberlein 1

1 Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc, Charlestown, MA, United States, 2 CDPI/DASA, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, United States, 4 Siemens Ltda, So Paulo, So Paulo, Brazil, 5 A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States

The goal of this work was to apply the blipped CAIPIRINHA slice acceleration technique to spin echo EPI based whole-body DWI and compare the results with a conventional non slice accelerated acquisition. 8 healthy volunteers and 6 patients were scanned with both sequences. Quantitative comparison between the two sequences showed similar ADC values in multiple organs. Qualitative comparison showed comparable image quality and diagnosis in all 6 patients with both sequences.

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