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Abstract #5245

Multiband Echo-SHift EPI (MESH-EPI): Applications at 3T

E Daniel Gomez1, Zahra Fazal1, José P Marques1, Thomas Beck2, Benedikt A Poser3,4, and David G Norris1

1Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2Application Development, Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany, 3Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, 4Maastricht Brain Imaging Center (MBIC), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

In the current abstract we explore the applications of Multiband Echo-SHifted (MESH) EPI as a potential tool for fMRI at 3T. We compare MESH and SMS-EPI in two sets of experiments: the first looking into typical fMRI protocols, and the second with a focus in BOLD contrast and temporal resolution optimization. We conclude that MESH can increase the temporal efficiency of fMRI and be used to reduce distortions without sacrificing BOLD contrast.

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