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Abstract #2520

Assessment of image qualities of multi planar reformatted images depending on imaging planes of a variable refocus flip angle 3D FSE sequence (Cube) in cervical spine MRI

Yumi Koizumi1, Masaru Sonoda1, Tsutomu Inaoka2, and Hideki Nagatomo1

1Division of Radiology, Seirei Sakura Citizen Hospital, Sakura, Japan, 2Department of Radiology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center

The purpose of this study is to assess image qualities of MPR images depending on imaging planes of Cube to determine the optimal imaging plane in the cervical spine. The differences of FWHMs in frequency and phase encoding directions of the transverse, sagittal, coronal source images were compared and those encoding directions on the transverse, sagittal, coronal MPR images were compared. MRI of Volunteers image qualities were recorded by assessing sharpness of the vertebral body, spinal cord, and nerve roots on the images. To provide better image qualities in cervical spine MRI using Cube, transverse planes should be selected.

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