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Abstract #5148

Rapid enhanced SPI imaging using inductively coupled local coils for metal artifact reduction

Alexander Storm1, Kilian Stumpf1, Tobias Speidel1, Jan Paul1, Jan Bernd Hövener2,3, and Volker Rasche1

1Internal Medicine 2, Ulm University Medical Center, Ulm, Germany, 2Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 3Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

As a pure phase encoding technique, Single Point Imaging (SPI) has a great potential to reduce metal-induced artifacts, at the cost of long acquisition times normally not suited for clinical use. In this contribution, we present an approach combining SPI with reduced field-of-view imaging and SPARSE-SENSE reconstruction techniques, by using inductively coupled coils (ICC) for local signal boosting and multi-element receive coils. Initial phantom and in-vivo results show reduced metal artifacts at clinically acceptable scan times with the proposed techniques.

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