Meeting Banner
Abstract #0135

Fat Suppression in UTE Imaging of Short T2 Tissues Using a Novel Soft-hard Composite RF Pulse

Ya-Jun Ma1, Saeed Jerban1, Hyungseok jang1, Eric Y Chang1,2, and Jiang Du1

1Radiology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States, 2VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, United States

Fat suppression is very important for both high contrast morphological imaging and accurate quantitative MR imaging. However, the conventional fat suppression methods such as chemical shift-based fat saturation are not well-suited for short T2 imaging due to the large direct saturation of short T2 tissues with broad spectra. The purpose of this study was to design a novel fat suppression pulse for ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging of short T2 tissues with well-preserved short T2 signals using a soft-hard composite pulse.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here