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Abstract #2960

Variable Flip Angle Pipeline for in vivo Sodium Concentration Measurements (VaSCo)

Arthur Coste1, Fawzi Boumezbeur1, Alexandre Vignaud1, Guillaume Madelin2, Kathrin Reetz3, Denis Le Bihan1, C├ęcile Lerman1, and Sandro Romanzetti3

1NeuroSpin, CEA, Paris Saclay University, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Paris, France, 2Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, USA, 3Aachen University Clinic, Neurology Department, Aachen, Germany

This work presents a new method to measure Sodium concentration in human tissue using the Variable Flip Angle method with optimized acquisition parameters. Healthy volunteers were scanned and measures provided concentration values and T1 values in agreement with litterature values.

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