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Abstract #1014

Short-T2 specific excitation by a 'back-and-forth' composite RF pulse

Ethan M Johnson1, Adam B Kerr1, Kim Butts Pauly2, and John M Pauly1

1Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 2Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

Images of cortical bone have previously been created by selection of RF pulse parameters giving short-$$$T_2$$$-specificity in excitation for a 3D UTE sequence. The previous demonstration required multiple excitations. Here a composite pulse is described that creates similar contrast for depicting cortical bone with bright signal.

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