Large FOV ZTE imaging in abdomen on a standard clinical scanner
Jouke Smink 1 , Marco Nijenhuis 1 , and Jan P Groen 1
Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands
Silent ZTE imaging with a large FOV and the standard
available prepulses to modify the contrast was
investigated on standard 1.5T clinical scanners. With an
echo time of 60 s and standard B1 limitations, the
readout gradient had to be kept low enough to both limit
the number of missed samples as well as to excite a FOV
of at least 500 mm. We obtained motion compensated;
fat-suppressed, T1- and T2-weighted scans in the
abdomen. ZTE imaging with a large FOV seems feasible.
The limitations of the standard clinical scanner were
overcome by using a straight forward sequence
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