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Abstract #3579

Vessel Wall Edge Enhancement in High Resolution 3D Turbo Spin Echo Imaging

Sinyeob Ahn 1 , Henrik Haraldsson 2,3 , Chengcheng Zhu 2,3 , John Grinstead 4 , David Saloner 2,3 , and Gerhard Laub 1

1 Siemens Healthcare, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2 Radiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, United States, 3 Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, CA, United States, 4 Siemens Healthcare, Portland, OR, United States

Imaging and assessment of arterial vessel wall is challenging due to its small dimension and appropriate imaging technique has not been well established for this application. Recently, 3D turbo spin echo sequence (SPACE) has been used to provide high-resolution image quality within a feasible scan time. However, a long echo train which is typically used to shorten scan time may lead to image artifacts. In this paper, we report the effect of the wall edge enhancement and broadening by signal acquired during echo train. The basilar arterial wall was imaged and studied in comparison with analytical simulation results.

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