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Abstract #4672

Suppression of CSF-flow-artifacts for T1-w Spin-echo Spine Imaging

Ola Norbeck1,2, Enrico Avventi1,2, Henric Rydén 1, and Stefan Skare1,2

1Neuroradiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, 2Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

We propose a simple method to suppress cerebrospinal fluid pulsatile-flow-artifacts in axial 2D T1-weighted spin-echo images of the spine. Widening the spatial width of the excitation pulse is shown to remove artifacts that otherwise could obscure or mimic tumors in the spinal canal.

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