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Abstract #2980

Configuration Space Imaging of 23Na at 3T

Jessica Schäper1,2, Claudia Weidensteiner1,2, Philipp Madörin2, and Oliver Bieri1,2
1Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2Department of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Configuration space is explored for sodium MRI with bSSFP in phantoms and for the brain of a healthy volunteer. To this end, a set of eight phase-cycled bSSFP scans are recorded and from the lowest order configuration modes, quantitative T1, T2 and sodium concentration maps are heuristically derived using the framework valid for spin-1/2 particles.

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