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Abstract #1889

Slice-selective relaxation-matched half-pulses for cortical bone imaging

Ethan M Johnson1, Kim Butts Pauly2, Pejman Ghanouni2, and John M Pauly1

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

A method for sensitising 3D UTE sequences to the short-$$$T_2$$$ range of cortical bone using scaled RF hard pulses has been previously demonstrated for creating CT-like contrast in MR imaging. However whole-volume excitation and encoding is not practical in all contexts. Here, an adaptation for slice-selective half-pulses is presented that enables 2D image encoding for MR-simulated-CT images.

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