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Abstract #2389

New MR-Scanner Independent B1 Field Mapping Technique

Vaclav Brandejsky1, Olof Leinhard Dahlquist1,2, Eva Lund1, Peter Lundberg1,2

1Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkping University, Linkping, Sweden; 2Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Linkping University, Linkping, Sweden

The aim of this work is to implement a novel, scanner-independent, precise B1 field measurement method, which would make it possible to acquire both the magnitude and the phase of the RF-signal. It is particularly important to use these methods for the detection of the X-nuclei, such as 31P, for which the limited detection sensitivity makes mapping using direct detection in a scanner inconvenient, highly unpractical, or even impossible.