Alexis Amadon1, Martijn Anton Cloos1, Nicolas Boulant1, Marie-France Hang1, Christopher John Wiggins1, Hans-Peter Fautz2
1I2BM/Neurospin/LRMN, CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; 2Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany
Fast rather than accurate B1-mapping may be seeked for Tx-array calibration. We evaluate a 2D technique which is 6 times faster than a gold standard method. We compare the Flip Angle maps issued from tailored pulses designed with both calibration methods. These pulses target whole human brain excitation homogenization at 7T. Their outcome is very similar, which shows the benefit of using the faster sequence.