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Abstract #0785

A Sequence for High Quality Gradient Echo Myelin Water Imaging (GRE-MWI) at 3T and 7T

Hyeong-Geol Shin1, Se-Hong Oh2, Masaki Fukunaga3, Doohee Lee1, Yoonho Nam4, Sooyeon Ji1, Woojin Jung1, and Jongho Lee1

1Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2Biomedical Engineering, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 3Division of Cerebral Integration, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan, 4Department of Radiology, Seoul St.Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea

In this study, we propose an eddy current compensated 2D GRE-MWI sequence and demonstrate that the sequence is robust to physiological noises. The resulting myelin water fraction maps at 3T and 7T shows high quality images at high resolution (2 × 2 × 2 mm3 at 3T and 1.5 × 1.5 × 2 mm3 at 7T).

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