Combined RS-EPI and SAP-EPI for High Resolution Diffusion-Weighted Imaging

Introduction: ‘Short-Axis readout Propeller EPI’ (SAP-EPI) [1] and ‘Readout-Segmented EPI’ (RS-EPI) [2,3] have been proposed for use in high-resolution diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging (Fig. 1). SAP-EPI and RS-EPI share common characteristics, in that k-space is traversed by several EPI ‘segments’ (referred to as blades (SAP-EPI) or blinds (RSEPI)) in order… CONTINUE READING