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Abstract #3769

Multi-Band Enhanced Magnetization Transfer Contrast (MBE-MTC) Preparation

Xiufeng Li1, Jialu Zhang1,2,3, Wendy Elvendahl1, Dingxin Wang4, Kamil Ugurbil1, and Gregory J. Metzger1

1Radiology-CMRR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, 4Siemens Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, United States

To overcome the limitations of traditional magnetization contrast (MTC) preparation methods, the Multi-Banded (MB) RF-pulse Enhanced Magnetization Transfer Contrast (MBE-MTC) preparation was proposed by using the multi-banded RF pulses for the MTC preparation. Such an approach has been evaluated via studies in the skeleton muscle, kidneys and the brain with demonstrated benefits. The proposed MBE-MTC preparation provides an alternative way for MTI either for increased MTC or simultaneous and symmetric capture of the MTC or its changes in tissue.

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