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Abstract #0684

Motion robust distortion-free Arterial Spin Labeling

Jörn Huber1, Marco Vicari1, and Matthias Günther1

1Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen, Germany

An improved reconstruction pipeline for arterial spin labeling (ASL) by means of a 3D GRASE PROPELLER (3DGP) acquisition is presented. Quality of ASL perfusion images is affected by motion artefacts, which can be mitigated by self-referred motion correction with 3DGP. However, since 3DGP is based on an EPI readout, geometric distortion is introduced in images, especially for long echo train lengths (ETL). The proposed method allows self-referred correction of motion as well as geometric distortion by playing each PROPELLER brick twice with toggled phase-encoded direction. The Topup technique then enables distortion correction followed by PROPELLER motion correction.

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