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Abstract #2891

Investigation of the Golden-Angle Radial DESS Sequence for Diffusion-Weighted MRI

Xia Zhao 1 , Michael Langham 1 , Cheng Li 1 , and Hee Kwon Song 1

1 Laboratory for Structural NMR Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In this work, the performance of diffusion-weighted DESS sequence with golden angle radial acquisition is compared with the standard DW-EPI sequence for imaging the brain. Results show that radial DW-DESS sequence can provide high resolution diffusion images without the problem of susceptibility-related artifacts and N/2 ghosting. It is also demonstrated that self-gating and phase correction techniques can be utilized to compensate for motion-induced phase inconsistencies among views and improve image quality.

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