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Abstract #1761

Improved presentation of brachial plexus at 3T using diffusion-weighted imaging with multiple interleaves in the phase-encode direction

Ke Jiang1, Jiazheng Wang1, and Yuefei Ma1
1Philips Healthcare Greater China, Beijing, China

Diffusion weighted imaging for brachial plexus can provide useful information for clinical applications. However, clinical DWI usually employs single-shot EPI for signal acquisition, which suffers from image distortion or signal loss especially in the imaging in the head-neck regions due to the spatial variation in B0 field. This work demonstrated the application of a multi-interleave DWI sequence that achieves quality brachial plexus imaging with a resolution of 1.9x1.9 mm2 at 3T system.

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