Steen Moeller1, Edward J. Auerbach1, Junqian Xu1, Christophe Lenglet1, kamil Ugurbil1, Essa S. Yacoub1
1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
The sensitivity of multiband separation to changes in the relative phase between simultaneously acquired slices is demonstrated. A phase estimation procedure is proposed and tested for a diffusion weighted acquisition. With a phase-updating strategy reduced signal fluctuations allows for improved detectability.