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  Efficient fat suppression by slice-selection gradient reversal in twice-refocused diffusion encoding

Weiskopf, N., & Nagy, Z. (2008). Efficient fat suppression by slice-selection gradient reversal in twice-refocused diffusion encoding. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 60(5), 1256-1260. doi:10.1002/mrm.21746.

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Weiskopf, Nikolaus1, Author              
Nagy, Zoltan1, Author
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1Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, United Kingdom, ou_persistent22              

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Free keywords: Diffusion imaging; Diffusion tensor imaging; Fat suppression; Chemical shift artifact; Slice-selection gradient
 Abstract: Most diffusion imaging sequences rely on single-shot echo-planar imaging (EPI) for spatial encoding since it is the fastest acquisition available. However, it is sensitive to chemical-shift artifacts due to the low bandwidth in the phase-encoding direction, making fat suppression necessary. Often, spectral-selective RF pulses followed by gradient spoiling are used to selectively saturate the fat signal. This lengthens the acquisition time and increases the specific absorption rate (SAR). However, in pulse sequences that contain two slice-selective 180 degrees refocusing pulses, the slice-selection gradient reversal (SSGR) method of fat suppression can be implemented; i.e., using slice-selection gradients of opposing polarity for the two refocusing pulses. We combined this method with the twice-refocused spin-echo sequence for diffusion encoding and tested its performance in both phantoms and in vivo. Unwanted fat signal was entirely suppressed with this method without affecting the water signal intensity or the slice profile.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2008-10-272008-11-01
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1002/mrm.21746
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Title: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 60 (5) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 1256 - 1260 Identifier: ISSN: 0740-3194
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925538149