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Abstract #2750

STAGE Imaging at 1.5T: A Rapid Brain Protocol Providing More Images As Well As Quantitative Data

Yu Wang1,2, Feng Huang1, Wei Xu1, Tiecheng Li1, Hongyu Guo1, Yongsheng Chen3,4,5, and Ewart Mark Haccke2,3,5

1Neusoft Medical System, Shanghai, China, 2Shanghai Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, 3The MRI Institute for Biomedical Research, Detroit, MI, United States, 4Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering School, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, 5Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States

Many image contrasts are necessary in clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including qualitative and quantitative images, which traditionally take a long acquisition time. STrategically Acquired Gradient Echo (STAGE)1,2,3 is a rapid imaging method which can acquire multiple qualitative and quantitative images with good resolution and SNR in just 5 minutes at 3T. In this work, the STAGE concept is optimized, and further extended to 1.5T. A total of 11 high quality clinically meaningful images, and 2 field maps, were produced with 0.67x1.33x2.7 mm3 resolution in a single 9-min scan on a NMS 1.5T system covering the whole brain.

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