Hans Weber1, Daniel Gallichan1, Anna M. Welz1, Chris A. Cocosco1, Sebastian Littin1, Jrgen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1
1Department of Radiology, Medical Physics,, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
ExLoc allows excitation and geometrically matched spatial encoding of curved slices by the application of a set of nonlinear, but locally orthogonal, encoding fields. In this work we explore ExLocs potential for multi-slice imaging. Stacks of curved slices result in improved relevant volume coverage for fewer excited slices and thus increase efficiency for particular applications. We present the results of experiments performed on a phantom, as well as a demonstration in vivo.