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Abstract #5197

SNR Optimization of Simultaneous Multi-Slice Accelerated TSE Sequences for Diabetic Foot Imaging

Yauheni Rudzevich1, Kenneth Buckwalter1, Chen Lin1, and Dingxin Wang2

1Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States, 2Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States

To optimize Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) accelerated TSE sequences for ultra-fast imaging of patients with diabetic neuropathy, a phantom study was performed to determine the optimal Field of View Shift (FOVS) which is a key parameter for SMS, but depend on other imaging parameters and coil configuration. SNR maps for different FOVS were measured using a subtraction method combined with shifting ROI. The optimal selections of FOVS based on quantitative SNR measurement are in good agreement with the selections derived from visual evaluation of clinical images by radiologists. Such agreement provides additional confidence.

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