Olefinic fat suppression in skeletal muscle DTI with combined 6- and 2-point Dixon
Jedrzej Burakiewicz 1 , Melissa T. Hooijmans 1 , Erik H. Niks 2 , Jan J.G.M. Verschuuren 2 , Andrew G. Webb 1 , and Hermien E. Kan 1
Department of Radiology, Leiden University
Medical Center, Leiden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands,
of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden,
Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Robust olefinic fat suppression is of great importance
in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of skeletal muscle.
Current methods may be susceptible to main field
inhomogeneities or reduce image quality. We propose a
novel use of combined 6- and 2- point Dixon techniques
with shortened echo time to eliminate olefinic fat
signal in skeletal muscle and demonstrate the
feasibility of the new method in healthy volunteers.
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