Filling the dead-time gap in zero echo time MRI: Principles compared.

PURPOSE MRI of tissues with short coherence lifetimes T2 or T2* can be performed efficiently using zero echo time (ZTE) techniques such as algebraic ZTE, pointwise encoding time reduction with radial acquisition (PETRA), and water- and fat-suppressed proton projection MRI (WASPI). They share the principal challenge of recovering data in central k-space… CONTINUE READING