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Abstract #4316

Comparison of UTE, PETRA and SPI sequences in MRI of Ancient Remains

Ali Caglar zen 1 , Ute Ludwig 1 , Lena Maria hrstrm 2 , Frank Jakobus Rhli 2 , and Michael Bock 1

1 Radiology - Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, 2 Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zrich, Zrich, Switzerland

In this work, MRI of the left hand of an embalmed Egyptian mummy is implemented with UTE, PETRA and SPI sequences using a home-made Tx/Rx solenoid coil. Sequences are compared in their performance of SNR and extraction of anatomical details. Although PETRA has higher SNR, UTE reveal anatomical details better. SPI image is sharper yet it requires long scan times. Performances of the sequences are evaluated and UTE is found more suitable to MRI of ancient remains.

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