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Abstract #4433

Utilization of Simultaneous Multi-slice Accelerated Turbo Spin Echo in Pediatric Epilepsy

Michael Kean1,2, Lee Coleman2,3, Simone Mandelstam3, Sonal Josan4, Benjamin Schmitt4, and Dingxin Wang5,6

1Children MRI Centre, Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville, Australia, 2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia, 3Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville, Australia, 4Siemens Healthcare, Bayswater, Australia, 5Centre for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 6Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA, United States

The objective of our prospective study was to examine the clinical utility of Simultaneous Multi-Slice(SMS) Accelerated TSE at 3T imaging paediatric patients who present with seizures.A randomly selected cohort of patients were enrolled in the protocol covering a broad spectrum of clinical entities.

A direct comparison was undertaken with anatomically matched conventional TSE and SMS TSE acquisitions with matched in-plane and through plane resolution, echo train lengths and echo spacing.

Analysis of the data confirmed that although there were minimal variations in the quantitative measures recorded both sequences provided images of consistent image quality and diagnostic confidence with a significant scan time reduction attributed to the SMS TSE acquisition.

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