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Abstract #1479

Rapid Spinal Cord Imaging

Matthias Weigel1,2 and Oliver Bieri1,2

1Radiology, Radiological Physics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

For rapid spinal cord imaging, an inversion recovery prepared balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) sequence with time-limited cine sampling was developed. It simultaneously acquires eight consecutive images of remarkable different tissue contrasts at 0.67mm in-plane resolution within a single measurement of only 51s per slice. The acquired images can be further combined to considerably improve the contrast to noise ratios (CNR) of the spinal cord tissues such as gray matter and white matter. Representative examples for images measured at different cervical spinal cord locations, various image combinations, and CNR gains are shown.

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