Ke Jiang1, Wen Song1, Chao Zou1, and Yiu Cho Chung1
We propose to acquire the different
components in the steady state signal by interleaving. Using DESS as an
example, we show that through appropriate gradient design, the two major
components (S+ and S-) in the SSFP signal can be separately acquired in
alternate TR and form images similar to those conventionally acquired by DESS.
The new technique shortens TR and reduces motion and diffusion sensitivity.