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Abstract #2929

4D Flow Imaging with Reduced Field-of-Excitation

Clarissa Wink1, Giulio Ferrazzi1, Jean Pierre Bassenge1, Sebastian Flassbeck2, Simon Schmidt2, Tobias Schaeffter1, and Sebastian Schmitter1

1Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig and Berlin, Germany, 2Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

4D flow MRI suffers from long scan times which limit maximum spatial resolutions. A promising approach is to restrict the field-of-excitation (FOX) to the region of interest and therefore reduce the field-of-view (FOV) not only in partition/slab direction, but also in phase encoding direction. In this work, we replace the slab-selective excitation of a 4D flow sequence by a 2D spatially-selective excitation with reduced FOX to enable reduced FOV imaging. We investigate the impact of the excitation on velocity encoding and demonstrate correct velocity quantification with $$$10\%$$$ reduced scan times in phantoms and in-vivo.

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