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Abstract #2982

Development of an Express MRI Protocol for Pediatric Brain Imaging in a Clinical Setting

Patrick Quarterman1, Carly Schwartz2, and Angela Lignelli-Dipple3

1GE Healthcare, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 2Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY, United States, 3Radiology, Columbia University, New York City, NY, United States

The purpose of this study was to develop a routine express MRI protocol for pediatric brain imaging that would provide consistent and robust image quality in one-fourth the scan time of current industry standard protocols, utilizing Fast Spin Echo (FSE) T1, FLAIR, T2w, Gradient Echo (GRE) T2*, and Diffusion Weighted Echo Plane Imaging (DW-EPI) sequences. Evaluation was performed on a group of 20 patients and results indicated that imaging using the express brain protocol was of clinically sufficient diagnostic quality and allowed for a significant reduction in overall scan times compared to industry standard routine brain imaging protocols.

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