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Abstract #1694

6-Minute Turbo Spin Echo MRI of the Elbow Using Combined Simultaneous Multi-Slice and Parallel Imaging Acceleration

Erol Akkoc1, Jan Fritz1, and Hoi Cheung Zhang1
1NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States


Elbow MRI contributes essential information in acute and chronic elbow injuries. Elbow MRI is ideally obtained in the superman position (prone position with elbow extended, arm elevated above the head, and hand pronated); however, this position can be challenging for patients due to injury-related pain and positioning-related discomfort. To shorten the exam time and reduce patient discomfort, we developed a 4-fold accelerated 5-sequence 6-minute clinical MRI protocol using combined simultaneous multi-slice and parallel imaging acceleration of turbo spin echo sequences. In this study, we compared the image quality of our conventional and novel accelerated elbow MRI protocols.

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