Respiratory-triggered MRCP applying parallel acquisition techniques.

  title={Respiratory-triggered MRCP applying parallel acquisition techniques.},
  author={Patrick Asbach and Marc Dewey and Christian Klessen and Alto Stemmer and Johann Ockenga and Alexander Huppertz and Bernhard Sander and Bernd Hamm and Matthias Taupitz},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  volume={24 5},
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of parallel imaging on the image quality of respiratory triggered magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 consecutive patients underwent MRCP applying a respiratory triggered T2-weighted (T2w) turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence without and with parallel imaging (acceleration factor of 2). Acquisition times of both sequences were recorded. Quantitative evaluation included measurement of a contour sharpness index of… CONTINUE READING