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Abstract #3500

A Comparison of MP-RAGE Sequence Optimizations

Jinghua Wang 1 , Lili He 2 , and Zhong-Lin Lu 1

1 Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio, United States

Magnetization-prepared rapid gradient echo sequence has been widely used for classifying brain tissues in voxel-based morphometry, detecting pathological changes of the brain, estimating regional brain volume abnormalities, assessing brain development, and evaluating treatment or therapeutic responses. Over years, many attempts have been made to optimize the sequence to improve image quality with whole brain coverage in shorter scan time. In this study, we evaluate the signal-to-noise ratio and GM-WM contrast-to-noise ratio acquired using four different sets of optimized parameters recommended by different institutes.

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