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Abstract #1167

Axial T2*-Weighted Spiral MRI of the Spine at 1.5T

Ryan Robison1, Amber Pokorney1, Michael Kuwabara1, and Patricia Cornejo1
1Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, United States

This study evaluates spiral as an alternative to Cartesian in axial T2*-weighted gradient echo imaging of the spine. SNR and CNR measurements were performed on spine data from a healthy volunteer. Expert reviewer ratings were also performed on data from 5 patients. Both the SNR/CNR measurements and reviewer ratings indicate that spiral can yield superior image quality without significant artifacts for a given scan time.

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