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Abstract #2895

T1, T2, and STIR-weighted spine MRI using spiral SE/TSE techniques

Zhiqiang Li1 and James G Pipe2

1Department of Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

Spine MRI constitutes a significant portion of neuro exams but is difficult in the clinical practice. The challenges include inhomogeneous field, motion and pulsation induced artifacts, long scan times, high SAR, etc. To overcome these drawbacks, in this work we explore the fast spiral sampling approach with SE and TSE sequences to provide rapid T1 and T2 weighted water-fat imaging, as well as STIR imaging. The feasibility is demonstrated with sagittal c-spine scans on volunteers.

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