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Abstract #3256

Revisited Multislice Distributed Inversion Recovery towards an Efficient Neonatal MR Examination.

Giulio Ferrazzi1, Rui Pedro A. G. Teixeira1, Jana M. Hutter1, Lucilio Cordero-Grande1, Emer Hughes1, Anthony N. Price1, and Joseph V. Hajnal1

1Centre for the Developing Brain, Department of Perinatal Imaging and Health, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Multislice 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.

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