Slice profile improvement for a clinical MRI system

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-770
Journal / PublicationMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Optimal control methods have been recently introduced to improve the design of selective radio frequency pulses and several optimized selective pulses that can produce excellent slice profiles have been reported. These pulses usually require high peak rf amplitudes to implement and thus can not be widely utilized because of the limitations of the specific absorption rate and the rf power amplifier of a clinical system. We have a Siemens 1.5 T MRI clinical system. Several pulse files which consist of the bandwith matched 90° and 180° selective pulses are provided. Some of these can produce excellent slice profiles. However, they can only be used in the pulse sequences with the pulse length of 5.12 msec. The purpose of this paper is to improve the slice profiles produced by the pulse file in the pulse sequences with the shorter 2.56 msec pulse length. A pulse file optimized by the conjugate gradient method is proposed to substitute the 2.56 msec Siemens pulse file. Our experimental results confirm that the slice profiles and images are improved by the optimized pulse file with a lower peak voltage. The proposed pulse file can also be applied in other clinical MRI systems. © 1990.

Research Area(s)

  • Conjugate gradient method, Selective pulse, Slice profile

Citation Format(s)

Slice profile improvement for a clinical MRI system. / Mao, Jintong; Yan, Hong; Fitzsimmons, J. R.
In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1990, p. 767-770.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review