GESFIDE-PROPELLER Approach for Simultaneous R2 and R2* Measurements in the Abdomen

Ning Jin*, Yang Guo, Zhuoli Zhang, Longjiang Zhang, Guangming Lu, Andrew C. Larson

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Purpose: To investigate the feasibility of combining GESFIDE with PROPELLER sampling approaches for simultaneous abdominal R2 and R2* mapping. Materials and Methods: R2 and R2* measurements were performed in 9 healthy volunteers and phantoms using the GESFIDE-PROPELLER and the conventional Cartesian-sampling GESFIDE approaches. Results: Images acquired with the GESFIDE-PROPELLER sequence effectively mitigated the respiratory motion artifacts, which were clearly evident in the images acquired using the conventional GESFIDE approach. There was no significant difference between GESFIDE-PROPELLER and reference MGRE R2* measurements (p=. 0.162) whereas the Cartesian-sampling based GESFIDE methods significantly overestimated R2* values compared to MGRE measurements (p<. 0.001). Conclusion: The GESFIDE-PROPELLER sequence provided high quality images and accurate abdominal R2 and R2* maps while avoiding the motion artifacts common to the conventional Cartesian-sampling GESFIDE approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1760-1765
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Abdominal
  • R2/R2* mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Biomedical Engineering


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