Giulio Ferrazzi1, Rui Pedro A. G. Teixeira1, Jana M. Hutter1, Lucilio Cordero-Grande1, Emer Hughes1, Anthony N. Price1, and Joseph V. Hajnal1
multishot Inversion Recovery sequences as implemented in standard
systems are often not optimized for efficiency. This becomes a
critical factor when imaging neonates, where T1 is longer and the
Inversion Time needs to increase to maintain the desired contrast. In
this study, we have optimized a standard Inversion Recovery sequence
and used it for an optimised neonatal
protocol. The proposed sequence provides a total scan time reduction of 44% with identical imaged contrast and resolution.