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Abstract #0104

Studies on MR Reception Efficiency and SNR of Non-Resonance RF Method (NORM)

Xiaoliang Zhang1,2, Chunsheng Wang1, Daniel Vigneron1,2, Sarah Nelson1,2

1Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, San Francisco/Berkeley, CA, USA

Non-resonance method (NORM) for MR signal excitation and reception has been advocated due to its unmatched advantages in multinuclear and parallel imaging applications. In this work, the reception efficiency and SNR of the NORM technology were validated. No statistical difference in reception efficiency was observed between NORM and the conventional resonance technology. The advantages of NORM technology is not a trade-off of MR sensitivity.