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Abstract #3001

Advanced 3D tailored RF pulse for signal loss recovery in T2*-weighted functional MRI

Yip C, Fessler J, Noll D
University of Michigan

We present an advanced approach to designing 3D tailored RF pulses for recovering susceptibility-induced signal loss in fMRI. With the new method, effective signal recovery can be accomplished with significantly reduced pulse length and fine slice selectivity. The 3DTRF method is a promising ""software"" technique that facilitates fMRI of brain regions close to air cavities, with low cost in fMRI temporal resolution.