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Abstract #2768

FRACTURE: FFE Resembling A CT Using Restricted Echo-spacing: A Novel MRI Technique for Bone Evaluation

Brian Johnson1, Ivan E. Dimitrov1, Sandeep Ganji1, and Molly Dempsey 2
1Philips Healthcare, Gainesville, FL, United States, 2Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX, United States

Computed tomography (CT) is the current modality of choice for imaging bone yet it suffers from poor soft tissue contrast and utilizes ionizing radiation. Unlike CT, MRI provides excellent soft-tissue contrast, but is limited in its ability to image bone. Here, we describe FRACTURE (FFE Resembling A CT Using Restricted Echo-spacing), a novel 3D gradient-echo approach that offers MRI-based bone contrast to yield clinically relevant information for patient management.

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