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Abstract #3400

High contrast-to-noise ratio brain structural images using magnetization preparation and trueFISP acquisition

Yi-Cheng Hsu 1 , Ying-Hua Chu 1 , Shang-Yueh Tsai 2 , Wen-Jui Kuo 3 , and Fa-Hsuan Lin 1

1 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2 Institute of Applied Physic, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 Institute of Neuroscience, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

A MP trueFISP sequence for brain structural imaging was implemented and tested. Compared with MP RAGE using the same acquisition time, it improves the contrast from 40% to 80% with 37.8% noise increase due to a wider readout bandwidth.

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