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Abstract #0949

Large FOV ZTE imaging in abdomen on a standard clinical scanner

Jouke Smink 1 , Marco Nijenhuis 1 , and Jan P Groen 1

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 adaptation.

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