Previous MR fingerprinting studies have used smooth variations in TR and flip angles. In this study we introduce a piecewise constant flip angle train into a standard gradient echo multi shot EPI sequence. The resulting T1, T2 and proton density maps were obtained from a phantom and healthy volunteers using only 3 distinct flip angle values (obtained by optimization over 8 different flip angles) and using iterative reconstruction. The method generates steady states covering full k-space, producing alias-free maps.
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2018|
|Event||Proceeding of the joint annual meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB - |
Duration: 1 May 2018 → …
|Conference||Proceeding of the joint annual meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB|
|Period||1/05/18 → …|