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Abstract #1665

Quantitative MR imaging method: All of the main MR parameters can be obtained in little more than a single scan

Bruno Madore 1 , W. Scott Hoge 1 , Tai-Hsin Kuo 2 , and Cheng-Chieh Cheng 1

1 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States, 2 Philips Healthcare, Taipei, Taiwan

The present method aims to obtain in little more than a single scan all of the main physical MR parameters: T1, T2, T2*, M0, B0 and B1. In principle at least, based on these maps one could generate images of essentially any desired contrast, through well-known signal equations. The approach treats the flip angle as a parameter to be evaluated rather than a known quantity, and all parameters are calculated one at a time and/or through linear equations, as opposed to numerically solving larger and non-linear systems of equations. The method was validated on phantom data, with in vivo results forthcoming.

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