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Abstract #4682

Improvement of 3D-STIR for TRANCE non-contrast MR angiography at 3T using stretched adiabatic inversion pulse

Kosuke Morita1, Masami Yoneyama2, Masanobu Nakamura2, Takeshi Nakaura3, Seitaro Oda3, Masahiro Hatemura1, and Yasuyuki Yamashita3

1Radiology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto-shi, Japan, 2Philips Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 3Diagnostic Radiology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto-shi, Japan

The purpose of our study was to improve 3D-STIR for TRANCE non-contrast MR angiography in clinical 3.0T MR system using modified hyperbolic secant (HS4) pulses. the higher field strength poses additional challenges to 3D STIR, including wider offset frequency between water and fat combined with larger B0 and B1 inhomogeneities, which reduce the reliability of fat suppression. 3D STIR (TRANCE) with HS4 pulse has clearly improved fat suppression due to B0/B1 inhomogeneous compared with conventional HS pulse in clinical.

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