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Abstract #3456

Single-Shot Inner-Field-of-View Fast Spin Echo Imaging with MAVRIC: Access to the Spinal Cord Close to Metallic Implants

Caspar Florin1 and Jürgen Finsterbusch1
11Department of Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg–Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Inner field-of-view EPI provides a good image quality for diffusion-weighted imaging of the spinal cord in healthy subjects but suffers from severe artifacts in the vicinity of metallic implants that may be present in patients with traumatic injuries. Here, inner-field-of-view imaging based on cross-sectional RF pulses is used to obtain a single-shot fast spin echo technique that combined with multi acquisition variable-resonance imaging (MAVRIC) and view angle tilt (VAT) offers a more robust access to small target regions close to metallic implants and, thus, may be feasible for diffusion-weighted imaging of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury.

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