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Parallel Imaging Q&A's
- What is parallel imaging? How does this differ from "regular" imaging?
- Isn't parallel imaging (PI) just "regular" MRI using multiple receiver coils?
- Is PI a special type of pulse sequence? Can it be performed with any coil in any direction?
- Should parallel imaging acceleration be used in every case?
- Our scanner has two different options for parallel imaging (SENSE and GRAPPA). What are they and which should I use?
- How does SENSE/ASSET work?
- How does GRAPPA/ARC work?
- What is CAIPIRINHA? Isn't it some sort of a drink?
- Why do parallel imaging studies look so noisy?
- Are there any artifacts specific to parallel imaging?
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