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Abstract #3555

Continuous SWIFT on a whole-body 7T system: Initial phantom and in vivo images

Florian Maier1, Manuela Rösler1,2, Armin M. Nagel1,3, and Reiner Umathum1

1German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 2Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 3Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Medical Center Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Simultaneous excitation and acquisition is a promising approach to acquire MR images using very low transmission power. This concept is also well-suited for imaging tissues and materials with ultrashort T2* relaxation times since no echo time exists. In this work, a cSWIFT hardware setup, pulse sequence, and reconstruction were designed for and implemented on a whole-body 7T system. Spectroscopy and imaging of phantoms and in vivo imaging of the human forearm were successfully performed. Feasibility of cSWIFT with the implemented setup was demonstrated.

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