Dual-echo single-shot SMS EPI for improved MR thermometry
Ronald Mooiweer1,2, Raphaël Tomi-Tricot1,2, Axel Joachim Krafft3, Waqas Majeed4, Himanshu Bhat4, Reza Razavi1, Radhouene Neji1,2, and Sébastien Roujol1
1School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 2MR Research Collaborations, Siemens Healthcare Limited, Frimley, United Kingdom, 3Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany, 4Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Malvern, PA, United States
MR thermometry using dual-echo single-shot EPI was evaluated in a phantom. Dual-echo EPI resulted in better temperature stabilities than the single echo acquisitions. This sequence was successfully combined with SMS, which also resulted in higher temperature stability than the single echo acquisitions.
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