Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) speeds up imaging significantly through the simultaneous excitation and readout of multiple slices. Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion bring advanced neuro applications into clinical routine – offering various advantages.
For diffusion-weighted imaging, slice acceleration can be used to reduce scan time and/or achieve higher spatial/diffusion resolution.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) obtained with 1.5mm isotropic voxel size, b0 and b1000, 64 directions, within approximately 6min. GRAPPA 2 and Slice Acceleration 2 were used.
Siemens Prisma 3 Tesla.
Images courtesy of Bac Nguyen.
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