Chao Ma1, 2, Dan Xu3, Kevin F. King3, Zhi-Pei Liang1, 2
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States; 2Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States; 3Global Applied Science Lab, General Electric Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, United States
We recently proposed a novel method for reduced FOV excitation using spatial-spectral RF pulses and second-order gradients. The method leverages the unique spatial dependence of the second-order gradients to excite a circular region-of-interest in a thin slice using a 2D spatial-spectral RF pulse. This work presents the first experimental results of the method on a 3.0T commercial MRI scanner.