US Patent No: 6,288,543

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Method and apparatus for improved magnetic resonance imaging data acquisition

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A method for improved magnetic resonance imaging is disclosed herein. This method includes the step of interleaving a first slice-selective inversion recovery pulse within two slice-selective echo trains resulting from two other slice-selective inversion recovery pulses generated prior to the first pulse during a rapid spin echo sequence. In other words, the first slice-selective inversion recovery pulse is generated after receiving a first slice-selective echo train resulting from a second slice-selective inversion recovery pulse generated prior to the first pulse and before receiving a second slice-selective echo train resulting from a third slice-selective inversion recovery pulse generated prior to the generation of the first pulse.

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THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIAPHILADELPHIA, PA1059

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Grossman, Robert Haverford, PA 14 181
Listerud, John Philadelphia, PA 3 25

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