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Simultaneous multislice triple-echo steady-state (SMS-TESS) T1, T2, PD, and off-resonance mapping in the human brain

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Heule, R., Celicanin, Z., Kozerke, S., & Bieri, O. (2018). Simultaneous multislice triple-echo steady-state (SMS-TESS) T1, T2, PD, and off-resonance mapping in the human brain. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 80(3), 1088-1100. doi:10.1002/mrm.27126.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-000B-0414-A

To investigate the ability of simultaneous multislice triple-echo steady-state (SMS-TESS) imaging to provide quantitative maps of multiple tissue parameters, i.e., longitudinal and transverse relaxation times (T1 and T2), proton density (PD), and off-resonance (ΔB0), in the human brain at 3T from a single scan.

TESS acquisitions were performed in 2D mode to reduce motion sensitivity and accelerated by an SMS excitation scheme (CAIPIRINHA) with SENSE reconstruction. SMS-acceleration factors (R) of 2 and 4 were evaluated. The in vitro and in vivo validation process included standard reference scans to analyze the accuracy of T1, T2, and ΔB0 estimates, as well as single-slice TESS measurements.

For R = 2, the quantification of T1, T2, PD, and ΔB0 was overall reliable with marginal noise enhancement. T1 and T2 values were in good agreement with the reference measurements and single-slice TESS. For R = 4, the agreement of ΔB0 with the standard reference was excellent and the determination of T1, T2, and PD was reproducible; however, increased variations in T1 and T2 values with respect to single-slice TESS were observed.

SMS-TESS has shown potential to offer rapid simultaneous T1, T2, PD, and ΔB0 mapping of human brain tissues.