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Abstract #2251

Slice Encoding for the Reduction of Outflow Signal Corruption in Cine Balanced Steady State Free Precession Imaging

Fadil Ali1, Mark Bydder1, Da Wang2, Vahid K Ghodrati1, Chang Gao1, Ashley Propser1, Kim-Lien Nguyen1, and Peng Hu1
1Radiology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2Radiology, The Unversity of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) is susceptible to outflowing signal because of it features no spoiling. This results in misregistrated artifacts that hamper the cardiac evaluations. We propose a method that tackles this issue in the acquisition process by spatially encoding for this outflowing signal to prevent it from projecting onto the imaged slice.

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