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Abstract #0267

Increased Measurement Efficiency for Fat Quantification Using a Mixed Polarity Bipolar Acquisition Scheme

Ruitian Song1, Nathan S. Artz1, Ralf B. Loeffler1, and Claudia M. Hillenbrand1

1St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, United States

A new mixed polarity bipolar GRE sequence is proposed for fat quantification by mixing positive and negative readout polarity in one echo acquisition. Accurate fat fraction maps can be obtained using the proposed method with up to 50% scan time savings compared to a dual shot unipolar GRE method.

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