31P MRSI of Human Calf muscles Using Flyback Echo Planar Spectroscopic Imaging (EPSI) Readout Gradients
Alejandro Santos Diaz1, Alireza Akbari1, and Michael Noseworthy1,2,3
1School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 2Imaging Research Centre, St Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 3Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Long acquisition time due to the low sensitivity
is one of the main constrains for using 31P MRSI on a regular basis. Different
methods have been proposed to accelerate the acquisition showing advantages and
limitations. In this work we present for the first time an in vivo experiment
using flyback-Echo Planar Spectroscopic Imaging readout and compare it with the
traditional fidCSI sequence. Results suggest that the technique might be
suitable for clinical applications.
This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only;
a login is required.