Improved efficiency in 2DFT magnetization‐prepared rapid gradient echo imaging: Application to abdominal imaging

Anna E.H. Bampton, Stephen J. Riederer

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The incorporation of the phase offset multiplanar (Pomp) technique into breathheld magnetization‐prepared gradient echo imaging is discussed as a means for improving imaging efficiency without sacrificing resolution. contrast, or SNR improvement. The phase encoding order necessary to preserve the centric approach is described. When combined with interleaving, the Pomp technique enables four 256 × 256 imagesto be acquired in a 12‐s breathhold, doubling the efficiency of the original technique. This scan efficiency is compared with that of other TI‐weighted 2DFT methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-203
Number of pages9
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1992

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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